Group ranks Kansas in middle on friendliness to small business

The Small Business and Entrepreneur Council rates Kansas as 26th among the 50 states and the District of Columbia.

The indicators concern tax rates, utility costs and government mandates.

Most indicators put the state somewhere in the middle of the states. The state's best score was fifth for cost effectiveness of highway construction, and the worst was 47th for number of government workers per resident, at 6.77 per 100.