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Speaker Batchelder: "Best and Worst States for Business" Survey Shows Ohio's Commitment to Economic Recovery, Business Growth

May 7, 2013
Republican Newsroom

A Chief Executive Magazine survey of CEOs about the best states in which to do business has revealed that Ohio is the most improved state, with a jump of 13 spots from 35 in 2012 to 22 in 2013. In 2010, Ohio was ranked number 44 in terms of business climate.

Speaker of the Ohio House William G. Batchelder (R-Medina) has released the following statement on Ohio’s improved ranking in the “2013 Best and Worst States for Business” survey:

“Since Republicans took control of the House in 2011, we have worked closely with Governor Kasich to make Ohio a better place to start a business and find gainful employment—a commitment supported by a 13-spot jump in the “Best and Worst States for Business” rankings during the last year alone.

“By filling an $8 billion budget hole without raising taxes, eliminating the Death Tax, establishing the lean job-creation entity JobsOhio, and passing a number of bills to reduce taxes and ease regulatory burdens, we have successfully proven that Ohio is open for business. Our great state is steadily making its way to the front of the pack and we continue to show what can be accomplished with economic principles that foster entrepreneurship and business growth.

“I applaud Governor Kasich for his vision and leadership in making Ohio a national leader in job creation. His efforts, in concert with the Legislature, have increased Ohio’s marketability among job creators, and we are honored to have the distinction of being the most improved state in the nation in terms of places to do business. But while we have much to be proud of, there is more work that needs to be done. I look forward to continuing our work with the governor and the Senate to propel Ohio forward and keep this momentum going.”