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Report dings Pennsylvania for being one of worst states to start a new business

Pennsylvania appears to have some work to do if it wants to be known as a state that's friendly for business.

The commonwealth this week was ranked near the bottom in WalletHub’s “2019 Best and Worst States to Start a Business” and was ranked third from the bottom for “business environment,” which included the work week, growth in the number of small business and the five-year survival rate for businesses.

The state ranked 22nd for its “access to resources” which included the human capital and the availability of financing. Pennsylvania ranked 37th in “business costs” which included the cost of office space, labor costs, and the cost of living.

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