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What to look for on Radio Smart Talk, Thursday, August 15, 2013:
Is Pennsylvania a good place to do business?
It depends on who you ask.
Pennsylvania has a great location that is within a day's drive of tens of millions of people, the state has the reputation of having a productive workforce, and is home to several world class universities. Almost everyone makes that part of the state's sales pitch.
Government's role and influence is another story.
Pennsylvania has the nation's second highest corporate net income tax rate at 9.9%. A closer look, however, shows most corporations don't pay that top rate.
On Thursday's Radio Smart Talk, we'll take a closer look at the state's business climate.
Joining us will be Sam Denisco, Vice President of Government Affairs at the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry and Sharon Ward, Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Policy and Budget Center.
What are your thoughts on Pennsylvania's business climate? What can be done to make it better?
Sharon Ward & Sam Denisco
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