(Alliance to Protect Nevada Jobs) – The financial cable news network, CNBC released its fourth annual survey ranking states using criteria related to their attractiveness to businesses and Nevada came in near last, only beating out Hawaii, Alaska and Rhode Island.
In the results of the study, which can be found here, Nevada was tied for last in the strength of its economy.
“Nevada’s economy has suffered tremendously these past two years and this continues to confirm what we all know: times are incredibly tough for hundreds of thousands of Nevada families and businesses,” said McKay Daniels, state director of the Alliance to Protect Nevada Jobs (APNJ). “We need to help give small businesses the tools to get our economy moving again, now more than ever. And the last thing anyone should be considering are policies that would make it harder to create jobs and get our economy moving again.”
Another category showed a relative bright spot for Nevada, ranking it 19th in the nation for its workforce. But this better than average score also served as a cautionary tale of what could occur if job-killing legislation such as the Employee ‘Forced’ Choice Act (EFCA) were to become law. EFCA would eliminate the secret ballot in union elections, and create instances of forced unionization of workers due to pressure and coercion. It would also empower government to mandate contracts on workers and small businesses alike without their consent.
“At a time when Nevada needs every new job it can create and every new business it can attract, it is unconscionable to push for forced unionization that would destroy growth and development. Nevada has a number of factors making it difficult for small businesses to create jobs today, our elected officials should not make it any worse by pursuing job-killing legislation,” Daniels concluded.
(The Alliance to Protect Nevada Jobs (APNJ) is an organization committed to protecting jobs in Nevada and standing up for the small businesses and workers in the state who grow the economy and create opportunities)