The businesses surveyed gave Kansas an A in the Small Business Friendliness Survey by Thumbtack, a website for small service businesses.
That ranked Kansas 10th among states. Kansas had a B last year.
Survey respondents gave the state an A+ for nearly every measure, such as ease of starting a business, and the costs of taxes, regulations and labor, but the grade was pulled down by low marks on training and networking programs.
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