Best and Worst States for Business by Tax Laws [INFOGRAPHIC]


So many variables play into determining where to set up shop for a small business, and how favorable local government is to business surely warrants consideration.

In this infographic, we break down the best and worst states to do business in based on the Tax Foundation's 2011 Business Tax Climate Index. Of course, many, many other factors serve important roles in influencing the location for a small business (e.g. population density, local culture, climate, etc.), so while tax law draws attention, it's certainly not the deciding factor. Let's take a closer look. Click the infographic for an enlarged view.

Infographic by Column Five.