Survey: Milwaukee’s small businesses give Wisconsin C+

Special to The Freeman

July 28, 2014

MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee’s small business owners gave Wisconsin a C+ for friendliness, according to a survey by and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.

Milwaukee-area business owners also gave the state a C for ease of starting a business, as well as a C- for ease of hiring, according to the survey that asked small business owners in Milwaukee to rate the state on its small business support.

The survey included 12,000 small business owners from around the nation.

The state’s tax code and licensing were both given a C, while overall regulations received a B-. On a positive note, the state’s environmental regulations received a B+, its health and safety regulations earned an A+, and its training and networking programs were given an A, according to the survey.