From the Bowling Green Daily News: Kentucky spent the past year muscling its way to the top of a national ranking of entrepreneur-friendly states. Last year, Kentucky sat in 49th place of the State Entrepreneurship Index. Gov. Steve Beshear’s office announced Monday that Kentucky snatched fourth place on the SEI this year.
The SEI ranks states based on establishment growth, establishment growth per capita, business formation rates, patents per 1,000 people and income levels for non-farm proprietors. Kentucky was ranked 46th on the 2011 SEI.