Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Who loves entrepreneurs most?

Well, New York does, but a new study says Washington is a close second.

Despite the economic woes continuing to plague nearly every state in the nation, Washington is still plugging along as a great place to do business.

The latest State Entrepreneurial Index released yesterday by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Bureau of Business Research shows Washington ranks 2nd in the nation for entrepreneurship.

The study looks at "a state’s percentage growth and per capita growth in business establishments, its business formation rate, the number of patents per thousand residents and gross receipts of sole proprietorships/partnerships per capita."

This isn't the only recent study touting Washington's start-up and biz-friendly credentials. Other rankings on the list?