The state of California received an "F" grade in 2015 – the same as last year – in an annual survey measuring small-business friendliness among cities nationwide.
The report was released this week by San Francisco-based Thumbtack, an online marketplace to help consumers hire professionals for special projects.
The survey ranked the top five most business-friendly states as Texas, New Hampshire, Utah, Louisiana and Colorado, respectively.
Cities in San Luis Obispo County weren’t ranked because only eight businesses in the county responded to the survey. Thumbtack requires at least 30 respondents to rank a city to ensure a reasonable level of statistical validity.
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Thumbtack's results were based on interviews with nearly 18,000 small-businesses owners nationwide, including 209 in Sacramento.