On Monday, November 28, the Rose Institute released the 17th annual Kosmont-Rose Institute Cost of Doing Business Survey. The Rose, in partnership with the Los Angeles-based Kosmont Companies, gathers business fees and a variety of tax rates from 421 selected cities across the United States. Rankings for each city are divided into one of five “Cost Ratings” groups: Very Low Cost ($), Low Cost ($), Average Cost ($$), High Cost ($$), and Very High Cost ($$$).
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On November 29th, the San Bernardino & Inland Empire Sun published an article titled “Survey: San Bernardino taxes and fees mean city is one of California’s most expensive for business”. After stating that the Kosmont-Rose Cost of Doing Business Survey rates San Bernardino as among the state’s most costly cities to do business in, the article remarks that elected officials and business leaders in San Bernardino and “other cities” question the survey’s findings.Continue Reading
On November 29th, the Orange County Register ran an article titled “Cheapest O.C. cities for business”. The article discussing the low cost of conducting business in Orange County, relative to the high cost of other cities in CA, and the state as a whole; it uses the recently published Kosmont-Rose Cost of Doing Business Survey as its primary source. The article states, “The annual study helps companies that are contemplating a move or expansion to find the best location”Continue Reading
On Thursday September 22nd, the Rose Institute co-hosted the 2011 CMC-UCLA Inland Empire Forecast Conference at Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, California. This second annual event was co-sponsored by the UCLA Anderson Forecast and Claremont McKenna College’s Inland Empire Center, a collaborative effort between the Rose Institute and the Lowe Institute for Political Economy. The conference aims to provide business and government leaders in the Inland Empire with independent economic analysis of the region and was attended by several hundred people.