In this annual study of job retention and creation by the 50 states and the federal government, Brent Pollina, Esq., and Dr. Pollina emphasizes the effort to make America more business-friendly must come from all levels of government.  Many states are doing such a poor job of creating a pro-business environment that they can’t even come close to competing with each other, much less compete globally.

The way business is conducted in this century is significantly different than it has been in the past.  The question is:  How is American business and government adapting to these new economic realities?  The annual Pollina Corporate Top 10 Pro-Business States study finds that the federal government and many state governments continue to offer little or no assistance to business to promote job growth.

This report details how many state governments have the resources, but not the will, to keep Americans employed in high-paying, 21st Century jobs.  After 30 years experience representing corporate clients in selecting sites internationally, Pollina Corporate has observed that current economic development trends are not promising.  Federal efforts are very disappointing, as is true for far too many states.  There are some bright spots, represented by those states that really understand national, and especially the international, competition.  These states are making the effort to keep their existing jobs and to attract new employers.  Our Top 10 Pro-Business States study highlights those states that “get it.”

The Pollina Corporate Top 10 Pro-Business States study examines over 30 factors relative to state efforts to be pro-business, and is the most comprehensive examination of states available.  It has also been recognized as the most impartial.  The study is limited to factors over which state governments have control.  All 50 states are ranked based on how well they exhibit leadership that truly understands the importance of producing the best business environment and thus the best opportunities for job growth for their constituents.

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In a groundbreaking and controversial book entitled Selling Out a Superpower: Where the U.S. Economy Went Wrong and How We Can Turn It Around, author Ronald R. Pollina, Ph.D., documents how inept government management of business and the economy by state and federal officials of both political parties—with the assistance of lobbyists representing special interest groups—have betrayed the American middle and lower class for the last twenty years by enacting laws and policies that have driven jobs and whole industries offshore never to return.

Dr. Pollina deals with these issues daily, and he documents how America lost its way in this must-read book and puts everything about our economic meltdown under a microscope: an education system designed for the 1950s that produces a workforce unable to compete for 21st century jobs; tax codes that drive companies offshore; deficit spending on all levels of government that drains our economic power; complacency and lack of economic development on all levels; why free trade doesn’t mean fair trade; how America sold its soul to credit card companies and mortgage lenders for a better lifestyle; and why China and India are, at the moment, better equipped than America to win the Economic War of the 21st Century.

Nonetheless, the author believes that if America has the political courage to finally confront these problems, the U.S. can reassert itself as an economic superpower.  This book provides a roadmap to achieve that goal.

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Pollina Corporate Top 10 Pro-Business States Annual Study


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