On November 14, 2016, the Rose Institute, in collaboration with Kosmont Companies, released its 21st edition of the annual Kosmont-Rose Institute Cost of Doing Business Survey. This survey profiles 305 cities in California and the Western United States, analyzing business fees and taxes, economic opportunity, and relative area costs. The report also includes an Executive Summary, which analyzes the data in the survey and discusses trends across the state. This year’s survey highlights the effect of California’s new renewable energy policies instituted by Senate Bill 350, complementing the Rose’s analysis early in the year.
This year’s edition of the survey was managed by Hannah Oh (‘16), Joshua Rooney (‘17), and Zachary Wong (‘19). Data collection for the 174 cities update in this edition was performed by the 2015 New Hire class.
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