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Is Nevada one of the most business-friendly states in the country?
Is Nevada a low-tax state?
Does Nevada exemplify what a free market looks like?
Many people think the answer to each of those questions is yes, but they're wrong.
Governments in Nevada put numerous barriers in front of aspiring entrepreneurs. Nevada's level of tax collections per capita is near the national median. Excessive taxation, regulation and licensing requirements are just some of the means by which government, at the state and local levels, prevents us from benefiting from a truly free economy.
Those are just some of the findings of an economic development study that NPRI will release next Tuesday. This study is so timely, given Nevada's economic challenges, that we decided to have some fun and do a teaser trailer for it. I wanted to share it with you.
That video features several business owners who have been kind enough to share their stories with NPRI, and you'll be learning more about the barriers they face in the upcoming weeks.
If you are a business owner or employee who has first-hand experience with how government prevents you from serving your customers, and if you're willing to share your story, would you please email me?
Providing facts and figures is valuable, but we also want to be able to personalize our research by sharing stories of how government overreach harms individuals. If you're willing to share your story, please email me, and we'll be in touch.
Be sure to check out npri.org on Tuesday to read the full study, and let me know what you think.
Until next time,
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