USA: Business freedom

(measure: points; source: The Heritage Foundation)

USA: Business freedom index (0-100)

: For that indicator, The Heritage Foundation provides data for the USA from 1995 to 2017. The average value for the USA during that period was 87.61 points with a minumum of 84.4 points in 2017 and a maximum of 93.2 points in 2006. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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The Business Freedom index for the USA from The Heritage Foundation measures the ability to start, operate, and close a business. It reflects the overall burden of regulations and the efficiency of the government of the USA in the regulatory process.

Definition: The Business freedom index is based on 10 indicators, using data from the World Bank’s Doing Business study: Starting a business-procedures (number), time (days), cost (% of income per capita), and minimum capital (% of income per capita); Obtaining a license—procedures (number), time (days), and cost (% of income per capita); Closing a business—time (years), cost (% of estate), and recovery rate (cents on the dollar).