United States Comes in Near Bottom of 2017 International Tax Competitiveness Index

November 2,2017
the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, According to the Tax Foundation  the United States is hampered by high marginal tax rates and complex business tax rules .Tthe United States once again ranks towards the bottom of the pack on our 2017 International Tax Competitiveness Index, placing in the bottom 5 or number 30 […]

By |November 2nd, 2017|2017|3 Comments

Again New Jersey Ranks Worst in Tax Climate for Business

file photo by Boyd Loving

October 30,2017

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, in the Tax Foundation’s annual comparison of state business climates New Jersey has once again ranked at the bottom of U.S. states  as it has since at least 2015.

While neighboring states  Delaware 15, Pennsylvania 26, Connecticut 44 , and New York 49.

The think […]

By |October 30th, 2017|Trenton|8 Comments

President Donald J. Trump : Tax Reform for Hardworking Americans

“Your government is working for you once again, not for the donors, not the special interests, but the hardworking taxpaying citizens of our country.” – President Donald J. Trump

October 14,2017

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Washington DC ,President Donald J. Trump  calls it ” Tax Reform for Hardworking Americans ”  . Here is a short synopsis.


By |October 14th, 2017|2017|1 Comment

Assemblyman Robert Auth never forgets he is a small business owner

October 13,2017

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Old Tappan NJ, Bob is an old friend of the Ridgewood blog and he is running for Assembly in District 39. Bob never forgets he is a small business owner . Bob is somone who can fight to set the balance right against ANTI-Business , ANTI-jobs Trenton.

District 39 is (Bergen […]

By |October 13th, 2017|Bergen County|0 Comments

Moving Out Costs New Jersey Big

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September 25,2017

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, The Garden State saw a net decrease in population, with the number of people that moved out of the state of roughly 33,700, costing New Jersey about $2.6 billion in taxable income between 2014 and 2015, according to a USA Today Network analysis […]

By |September 25th, 2017|Bergen County|0 Comments



September 23,2017

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New Milford NJ, District 38 Amazon’s recent announcement of an RFP for states and municipalities to bid on hosting their second national headquarters, highlights the disastrous state of New Jersey’s business climate.

“With […]

By |September 23rd, 2017|Bergen County|2 Comments

New Jersey Population Sinks for the First Time in a Decade

September 16,2017

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Ridgewood NJ, New estimates from the American Community Survey which is billed as the premier source for detailed information about the American people and workforce , suggest New Jersey lost about 13,000 people from 2015 to 2016, which would reverse several years of slow growth since the state was […]

By |September 16th, 2017|Bergen County|1 Comment

What tax reform may mean for New Jersey business D.C. may be a political universe away, but actions there can have a real impact on your bottom line

By Dr. Sean Stein Smith, September 8, 2017 at 8:14 AM
Dr. Sean Stein Smith.

As Labor Day recedes into our collective memory, and the warm glow of summer fades away, the collective New Jersey business community is faced with the following reality.

The current administration in Washington appears to have focused on comprehensive tax reform as a […]

By |September 11th, 2017|Bergen County|0 Comments

The 20 N.J. industries that hired the most people last year


Posted September 04, 2017 at 07:00 AM | Updated September 04, 2017 at 07:04 AM


By Erin Petenko | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com

New Jersey’s private sector gained roughly 65,000 employees and 6,000 new establishments between 2015 and 2016, in line with the national average. It’s an improvement over the previous year, where the economy grew […]

By |September 5th, 2017|obamanomics|0 Comments

New Jersey needs more workers with voc-tech training

A new bipartisan legislative panel will look into addressing a shortage of middle-skilled workers in New Jersey.

Melanie Willoughby with the New Jersey Business and Industry Association said 80 percent of manufacturers in the nation have a serious shortage of qualified applicants for skilled production positions.

“This is not where we want to be with the manufacturing […]

By |August 16th, 2017|village of ridgewood|1 Comment