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March 17th, 2017 by

by Raymond J. Keating- According to the latest industrial production numbers released by the Federal Reserve on March 17, while production in the overall industrial sector was flat for February, both manufacturing and mining output rose solidly. The big negative in industrial production came on the utilities front – with output there dropping by 5.7 […]

March 16th, 2017 by

  by Raymond J. Keating- On March 15, the Federal Reserve decided to up the range of the federal funds rate by a quarter point to ¾ to 1 percent. This was expected by the market and in policy circles, and it amounts to having little economic effect in the short run. After all, as […]

March 4th, 2017 by

Huge Tax Hike Narrowly Avoided by Raymond J. Keating- Small Business Policy Index 2017: Kansas ranked 25th among the 50 states. SBE Council’s “Small Business Policy Index 2017” ranks the 50 states according to 55 different policy measures, including a wide array of tax, regulatory and government spending and performance measurements. Small Business Tax Index […]

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February 24th, 2017 by

  by Raymond J. Keating- Small Business Policy Index 2017: Michigan ranked 12th among the 50 states. SBE Council’s “Small Business Policy Index 2017” ranks the 50 states according to 55 different policy measures, including a wide array of tax, regulatory and government spending and performance measurements. Small Business Tax Index 2016: Michigan ranked 14th […]

February 18th, 2017 by

  Governor Greitens Delivers on Right-to-Work by Raymond J. Keating- Small Business Policy Index 2017: Missouri ranked 20th among the 50 states in this year’s annual Index. SBE Council’s “Small Business Policy Index 2017” ranks the 50 states according to 55 different policy measures, including a wide array of tax, regulatory and government spending and […]

February 9th, 2017 by

by Raymond J. Keating- Small Business Policy Index 2017: California ranked dead last – that is, 50th – among the 50 states. SBE Council’s “Small Business Policy Index 2017” ranks the 50 states according to 55 different policy measures, including a wide array of tax, regulatory and government spending and performance measurements. Small Business Tax […]

January 12th, 2017 by

The Top “Moving-In” State   by Raymond J. Keating- Small Business Policy Index 2016: South Dakota ranked 3rd among the 50 states. SBE Council’s “Small Business Policy Index 2016” ranks the 50 states according to 50 different policy measures, including a wide array of tax, regulatory and government spending and performance measurements. Small Business Tax […]

December 30th, 2016 by

                                                                                Raymond J. Keating Chief Economist   Executive Summary: 8 Key Points in the Economic Outlook […]

December 29th, 2016 by

Welcoming Climate for All, Including for Small Businesses by Raymond J. Keating- Small Business Policy Index 2016: Florida ranked 5th among the 50 states. SBE Council’s “Small Business Policy Index 2016” ranks the 50 states according to 50 different policy measures, including a wide array of tax, regulatory and government spending and performance measurements. Small […]

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