Austin, Texas (PRWEB) June 06, 2012
Luxury home brokerage Regent Property Group reports Texas has been named the #2 friendliest state for small businesses, with its capital of Austin also receiving high marks, in a nationwide survey by Thumbtack.com. “As a business owner in the market of helping clients start an Austin home search, I can happily attest to the results of this survey,” Austin Realtor Brian Talley said.
Texas soared above rival states in a variety of rankings, earning an A-, A, or A+ grade in 9 of 12 possible rankings. The state's best showing was for overall friendliness towards small business, where the state earned an A+ for its ranking as #2 most friendly nationwide. Texas is no stranger to the reputation of a friendly community, with desirable neighborhoods like Steiner Ranch and West Lake known for their sense of community.
This friendly business climate is tangibly evident as major companies like Apple and Samsung plan larger campuses in Austin. Plus, “smaller businesses are integral to a local economy,” Talley said. “They are mutually beneficial to each other in terms of utilization of goods, they hire locally, and they keep money in the city, all of which translates into good news for the real estate market.”
Austin received an A+ for the ease of starting a business; health and safety regulations; employment, labor and hiring; tax code; and zoning. It earned an A in the ranking categories of overall regulations; licensing; training programs; and environmental regulations. Only Iowa ranked ahead of Texas in the survey.
About Regent Property Group:
Brian Talley is the founder and owner of Regent Property Group. He is ranked among the top 1% of selling agents out of the 5,313 Austin Board of REALTOR® members. Over the past four years, Talley has been a top producer closing multi-million dollars’ worth of transactions for homes located all over Austin. Talley has been active in real estate since 1998 where he began his career working in retail development, sales, and marketing. He formed Regent Property Group to serve the needs of Austin’s residential real estate clients, helping people buy and sell luxury homes in the greater Austin area. Contact Regent Property Group today at 512-554-9714.