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New report finds Anchorage 55 out of 95 U.S. cities for ease of setting up business

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new report finds that Anchorage ranks 55th out of 95 cities in the country in terms of how easy it is to set up and run a business. Colorado Springs was rated as the easiest place in the country to do so, while Charleston, West Virginia was the most difficult

Unlike many studies that measure regulations at the state level, annual study focuses on city-level regulations across North America.

“This report should serve as a wakeup call,” said Bernadette Wilson, Alaska director of Americans for Prosperity. “Small businesses are the backbone of our economy. We need less government regulations to support Alaska’s entrepreneurs and foster an environment that will create jobs and grow our economy. AFP-AK is calling on state lawmakers to prioritize meaningful improvements to ensure Alaska is a great place to do business.” 

Through broad-based grassroots outreach, Americans for Prosperity (AFP) is driving long-term solutions to the country’s biggest problems. AFP activists engage friends and neighbors on key issues and encourage them to take an active role in building a culture of mutual benefit, where people succeed by helping one another. AFP recruits and unites Alaskans behind a common goal of advancing policies that will help people improve their lives. For more information, visit www.AmericansForProsperity.org

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Suzanne Downing had careers in business and journalism before serving as the Director of Faith and Community-based Initiatives for Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and returning to Alaska to serve as speechwriter for Gov. Sean Parnell. Born on the Oregon coast, she moved to Alaska in 1969.

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  • And if those advocating the return of the onerous, cumbersome, much hated and grossly inequitable business inventory tax in Anchorage have their way, this number will instantly slip from 55 to 85.

  • Somehow I can’t help but think 8 of 9 of the assembly members are looking at this and asking “How can we get to 95?”

    • With this crazy and evil assembly, they will have us at 145 out of 95 before you know it!

  • Who in the world would want to locate their business in a city like Anchorage and their dysfunctional Assembly? Masks for two year olds and masks for everyone in all indoor public spaces? Childish games the assembly wages against the city’s mayor who this assembly is outraged at for daring to win his election? Not exactly the business climate I would want to risk my business venture with. Check the election results and find a location to locate your business where people vote conservative values.

  • Why would any sane person want to open a business in a city run by people like Constant?

    Better to just get a pile of money and set it on fire. You’ll end up with the same result.

  • Trying to start my own IT businesses, clients aren’t as plentiful as I would have hoped.

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