To enable business leaders, government policymakers and taxpayers to gauge how their states’ tax systems compare, The Tax Foundation’s Center for State Fiscal Policy released its 2012 State Business Tax Climate Index. The Index measures 118 different state tax provisions that can compare each state against the tax climates of every other state. The Index also focuses on how the elements of a state tax system enhance or harm the competitiveness of a state’s business environment. The ten best states in the 2012 Index are:
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Founded in 1937, SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association promotes growth in the $427 billion U.S. plastics industry. Representing nearly one million American workers in the third largest U.S. manufacturing industry, SPI delivers legislative and regulatory advocacy, market research, industry promotion and the fostering of business relationships and zero waste strategies. SPI also owns and produces the international NPE trade show. All profits from NPE are reinvested into SPI’s industry services. Find SPI online at www.plasticsindustry.org and www.inthehopper.org.
"From resin suppliers and equipment makers to processors and brand owners, SPI is proud to represent all facets of the U.S. plastics industry," said William R. Carteaux, president and CEO, SPI. "Our most recent economic reports show that the plastics industry as a whole is resilient, and has come through the recession significantly better than other U.S. manufacturing sectors."