Bruce Ely was quoted in the Birmingham Business Journal. The article, entitled “Alabama gets high marks for small business, entrepreneur policies,” examines a new study revealing that the state is ranked 7th for its business-friendly tax, regulatory, and governmental climate. In the article, Ely cites “legislation that promotes its right-to-work status, a minimal union presence, and job training programs” as attributes that typically attract large corporations such as Mercedes-Benz, Hyundai, and Airbus, all of which have Alabama-based plants.
“Bringing in big companies will also lead to the creation of smaller companies that are there to provide resources but ultimately looking to expand,” he said. “The fact that Alabama has some of the lowest rates for corporate income and property tax also creates a pro-business atmosphere.”
Read the complete BBJ article, “Alabama gets high marks for small business, entrepreneur policies.”