What Makes Nevada So Business-Friendly?

July 18, 2012
The other top five states with lowest per-capita spends are Texas, Georgia, Florida and Illinois.

Well, it could be their ranking as number one in Govpro's 2012 per-cap spending report. According to the author of the report, Michael Keating, Nevada spends the least per-capita on government.

"This ranking reflects the fact that Nevada has the most friendly business climate in the country with no corporate or personal income taxes, as well as some of the most attractive incorporation laws in the nation," said Dave Berns, director of communications for the Nevada Governor's Office of Economic Development.  "Not only is Nevada a smart place to do business but [is] also a highly efficient state when it comes to the spending of public money."

The other top five states with lowest per-capita spends are Texas, Georgia, Florida and Illinois. 

Among the 20 states with the lowest per-capita spends, almost half are in the Midwest, and six are in the southern United States.

The five states with the highest per-capita spending rates are Vermont, New Mexico, Wyoming, Hawaii and Alaska, which has the highest per-capita spending rate among all states.

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Adrienne Selko | Senior Editor

Focus: Workforce, Talent 

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Bio: Adrienne Selko has written about many topics over the 17 years she has been with the publication and currently focuses on workforce development strategies. Previously Adrienne was in corporate communications at a medical manufacturing company as well as a large regional bank. She is the author of Do I Have to Wear Garlic Around My Neck? which made the Cleveland Plain Dealer's best sellers list. She is also a senior editor at Material Handling & Logistics and EHS Today

Editorial mission statement: Manufacturing is the enviable position of creating products, processes and policies that solve the world’s problems. When the industry stepped up to manufacture what was necessary to combat the pandemic, it revealed its true nature. My goal is to showcase the sector’s ability to address a broad range of workforce issues including technology, training, diversity & inclusion, with a goal of enticing future generations to join this amazing sector.

Why I find manufacturing interesting: On my first day working for a company that made medical equipment such as MRIs, I toured the plant floor. On every wall was a photo of a person, mostly children. I asked my supervisor why this was the case and he said that the work we do at this company has saved these people’s lives. “We never forget how important our work is and everyone’s contribution to that.” From that moment on I was hooked on manufacturing.

I have talked with many people in this field who have transformed their own career development to assist others. For example, companies are hiring those with disabilities, those previously incarcerated and other talent pools that have been underutilized. I have talked with leaders who have brought out the best in their workforce, as well as employees doing their best work while doing good for the world. 

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