The “Small Business Policy Index: Ranking the States on Policy Measures and Costs Impacting Small Business and Entrepreneurship” examines the 50 states according to various major government imposed or government-related costs that directly or indirectly affect entrepreneurship and business, as well as the investment that is so critical to
start-ups and businesses looking to grow. The 2013 edition is the 18th annual Index published by the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council. Utah ranked #10.