Oregon is one of the least friendly states in the country for small businesses, according to a new ranking released by Small Business Policy Index.
The state was ranked as the 6th worst in the nation by the index that weighed issues such as taxes, regulations, government spending and debt.
“Oregon is pretty good at nurturing startups, but once they get started it hits them in the head with a hammer,” said Brian Vierra, a venture capitalist at Economic Development for Central Oregon. “Once they start making money, they get hit with all the regulations.”
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