CRN Unveils the Best States for Solution Providers to do Business; Features Interactive Map

Editor's Compile Extensive Industry Research and Survey Data to Help Entrepreneurs Quickly Identify Business Hot Spots

Nov 12, 2013

FRAMINGHAM, Mass., Nov. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Channel Company's CRN today announced the availability of a special editorial package, "It's Your Move: The Best States to Start or Expand a Solution Provider Business" on  Initially developed as a tablet-only excusive for CRN Tech News app subscribers, CRN has made the special feature available to all due to the overwhelming popularity of the material. Featuring an interactive map, the articles and accompanying slideshows identify the best and the worst states for starting a solution provider business based on extensive research compiled by CRN researchers. To view the special feature visit

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The adoption of cloud computing and mobile technology is generating an explosion of new solution provider companies eager to help businesses tackle today's IT challenges. To help entrepreneurs identify which locations offer them the best chance of success, CRN researchers and editors undertook a detailed analysis of the business climate in all 50 states to offer readers guidance about what makes some states better than others when starting or expanding a solution provider business. The analysis covered a broad range of criteria including a state's labor and energy costs, taxes ,workforce education levels and pool of experienced workers, regulatory environment, track record for growth and innovation, business opportunity potential, economic strength, and even lifestyle criteria such as crime rates and percentage of the population with access to the Internet. 

With so many factors to consider, readers can leverage the interactive map to filter by rank and by the top five and bottom five states according to the different criteria. They can also get an in-depth look at how and why states ranked as they did and see information on corporate, individual and state tax rates, education statistics, unemployment rates and more.

CRN's renewed emphasis on special features underscores The Channel Company's commitment to providing the IT channel community with the most relevant and timely information to grow and shape their business. From finding new ways to present information for quick consumption, to industry-leading events such as the recently completed BOB conference, The Channel Company is leveraging its history as the leading channel authority and legacy as a media innovator to bring more value to solution providers and vendors alike.

"We have long been at the forefront of leveraging technology to provide the channel community with alternative, yet powerful, ways to get the most relevant information," said Robert Faletra, CEO, The Channel Company. "Our mission is to provide more than just news and analysis, but insight and resources not found anywhere else. As solution providers make critical decisions about how to run their businesses they know they can count on The Channel Company to arm them with the information they need to be successful."

To see more examples of CRN's ongoing efforts to help solution providers operate and grow their businesses in today's dynamic IT industry view our other special editorial features on the challenge of compensating sales teams in a recurring revenue model and how to grow your small VAR business.

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