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May 7th, 2017 by

  How NOT To Do Tax Reform by Raymond J. Keating- Small Business Policy Index 2017: Louisiana ranked 22nd 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 […]

May 5th, 2017 by

by Raymond J. Keating- Productivity took a dive in the first quarter of this year, continuing a historic, extended period of grossly under-performing productivity growth. Nonfarm business sector labor productivity (as the Bureau of Labor Statistics notes, productivity is output per hour, “calculated by dividing an index of real output by an index of hours […]

May 3rd, 2017 by

  by Raymond J. Keating- Small Business Week 2017 was held April 30-May 6.  It is one focal point on the yearly calendar to celebrate and appreciate entrepreneurs, small businesses and their employees, and all that they accomplish in terms of innovation, job creation and economic growth. It’s also an appropriate time to take an […]

April 28th, 2017 by

by Raymond J. Keating- Small Business Policy Index 2017: Nebraska ranked 35th 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: Nebraska ranked 40th among […]

April 28th, 2017 by

  by Raymond J. Keating- The topline story on the economy from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis notes that real economic growth continued to badly under-perform in the first quarter of 2017. But there also are some positives in the data that provide hope for faster growth lying ahead. Slow Topline Growth Overall, real […]

April 23rd, 2017 by

   by Raymond J. Keating- Small Business Policy Index 2017: Ohio ranked 10th 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: Ohio ranked 8th […]

April 21st, 2017 by

  by Raymond J. Keating- Two notable takes on the economy were served up this week. Let’s take a quick look at key points from each. Manufacturing Production Off. For March, industrial production (which measures the real output of the manufacturing, mining, and electric and gas utilities industries) rose by 0.5 percent. But that was […]

April 16th, 2017 by

by Raymond J. Keating- Two pieces of economic data were released on Friday, April 14. Taken together, they contribute to the mixed picture on our economy, which hopefully can be left behind for robust growth soon with significant policy changes in Washington, D.C. CPI Inflation Settles Down First, the latest Consumer Price Index report released […]

April 13th, 2017 by

by Raymond J. Keating- Small Business Policy Index 2017: New York ranked 48th 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: New York ranked […]

April 7th, 2017 by

  Is More Tax Relief on the Way? by Raymond J. Keating- Small Business Policy Index 2017: North Carolina ranked 14th 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. […]

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