Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Jim Risch (R-ID), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, today applauded Idaho's A+ rating from the 2017 Small Business Friendliness Survey. Sponsored by Thumbtack, the survey is the "largest continuous study of small business perceptions of government policy in the U.S." This year, Idaho ranked 3rd out of 50, and Boise is #1 in best-ranked cities.

“Small businesses are the engines that drive our economy forward in Idaho, with nearly 90% of all businesses being classified as small businesses,” said Senator Risch. “As Chairman, I am working to improve the regulatory and overall environment for entrepreneurs across the country. In Idaho, we know that America can do better, and today’s announcement shows what many in my home state already know -  Idaho is a great place to do business. I hope the country will learn from our state’s pro-small business policies.”

This year, Idaho ranked 3 (out of 50) and earned an A+ for overall small business friendliness. Thumbtack also assigned 12 policy-specific grades, ranging from licensing requirements, tax regulations, health and safety rules and labor regulations. For more details about the report and the full set of results for Idaho please visit Thumbtack.com/ID.