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Missouri named a Pollina top 10 pro-business state for fifth year in a row

makethumbnail-1Missouri once again has been named a Pollina Corporate Real Estate Top 10 Pro Business State, ranking at No. 8. The 2014 report marks five years Missouri has ranked in the top 10 as a member of the nations elite pro-business states.

“The citizens of Missouri can rest assured that not only do their politicians talk of being pro-business, but they are smart enough to follow through and prove it. Unlike other states where politicians can certainly “talk the talk,” in Missouri they actually follow through. Missouri is truly the ‘Show Me’ state,” Brent Pollina, Vice President of Pollina Corporate Real Estate Inc. and co-author of the study, said in a release.

The study ranks all 50 states on how well they position themselves to retain and create jobs as well as sustain America’s middle class. Pollina bases their rankings on 32 factors controlled by state government, including: taxes, human resources, education, right-to-work legislation, energy costs, infrastructure spending, regulatory environment, workers compensation laws, economic incentive programs and state economic development efforts.

Pollina Corporate Real Estate, Inc., based in Park Ridge, Illinois, is a global, full service brokerage and consulting firm representing corporations, communities and states in real estate and economic development matters. Their annual study, which is in its eleventh edition, is widely considered the “Gold Standard” for evaluating and ranking states by the economic development industry.

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