Site Selection magazine has ranked Ohio No. 4 on its list of the “top ten business climates” in 2009, an improvement of three spots from last year, the magazine said Monday, Nov. 2.
Also in March, the state received from the magazine its third consecutive “Governor’s Cup award,” its fourth in six years of the magazine’s competition.
“The ranking does not say the economy is wonderful,” said Mark Arend, editor-in-chief for Site Selection magazine. Instead, the ranking gauges the costs of business expansions, the level of bureaucratic “red tape” and taxation, he said. (Springfield News)
Even more jaw-dropping is our "Smart as a Goose" Governor's remarks...
Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland said the ranking didn’t surprise him.
“In spite of this economy, we have really focused on trying to make Ohio an attractive place for investment,” Strickland said. “Quite frankly, that’s why I fought as hard as I could with this budget to keep from raising taxes.”
It is not often that I am speechless!