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Press Release: CNBC: Maryland One of the Worst Places to Do Business

July 10, 2013

CONTACT: Nick Loffer, Nick@AFPMaryland.com or (410) 603-1836

CNBC: Maryland One of the Worst Places to Do Business
State drops nine spots from its 2012 ranking.

ANNAPOLIS — CNBC, one of the world’s largest international business news sources, ranked Maryland the 40th best place to do business in the Nation.  Maryland’s rank dropped 9 spots from the 2012 study and was ranked 29th best in 2011. Sadly this is the 4th separate independent ranking for business climate that has been released in 2013 that has failed to rank Maryland better than the 40th best place to do business.  One has to ask “when is Maryland going to start trying to be the best place to do business, not one of the worst?”

“It’s sad that Gov. O’Malley is content with Maryland being one of the worst places to do business year after year.  Where’s the leadership to get Maryland to be the number one destination for businesses?  ” said Americans for Prosperity Maryland Interim State Director Nick Loffer.  “O’Malley’s 80 percent gas tax hike, toll hikes, and the ridiculous rain tax ensured Maryland will stay at the bottom of these types of rankings.”

Maryland’s steady diet of tax hikes and out-of-control spending has solidified Maryland’s reputation as the place not to do business.  In 2013 the Chamber of Commerce, CEO Magazine, and the Tax Foundation have ranked Maryland as the 43rd, 41st, and the 42nd most business friendly climates respectively.  Americans for Prosperity Maryland is calling on Annapolis to enact fair tax reform for all Marylanders.

To schedule an interview contact Americans for Prosperity Maryland Interim State Director Nick Loffer at 410-603-1836 or Nick@AFPMaryland.com


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