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Are There Winners & Losers in a Business-Friendly State?

Chief Executive Magazine recently ranked Texas as the best state for business in their annual Best & Worst States for Business survey. The publication asked more than 500 CEOs to rank states they were familiar with based on a number of factors, including the states’ tax and regulatory standards, quality of the workforce and quality […]

Chief Executive Magazine recently ranked Texas as the best state for business in their annual Best & Worst States for Business survey.

The publication asked more than 500 CEOs to rank states they were familiar with based on a number of factors, including the states' tax and regulatory standards, quality of the workforce and quality of life. The publication noted Texas's "minimal red tape to educated workers" as some of the reasons the state made it to the top of the list.

While that sounds like good news for Texas, are there drawbacks for both employees and businesses? We discuss this with local attorney Alfred Southerland.

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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