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 2016. The average value for the USA during that period was 87.76 points with a minumum of 84.7 points in 2016 and a maximum of 93.2 points in 2006.
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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. Business freedom rankings around the world. Create and download charts for USA Business freedom and other indicators with the country comparator.

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).
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