A new report from the Tax Foundation ranks Alaska as having the second-best business-friendly climate in the nation. However, some state business leaders think that ranking may not tell the whole story.
The report ranks the state number 2 in its overall state business tax climate index for 2011. The ranking is as of July 1, 2010.
The business tax climate index measures how the state’s tax laws affect its economic performance, taking into account the corporate, individual income, sales, unemployment insurance and property tax indexes.