I cross posted this post on BlueJersey.net, and Corzine Connection yesterday and Matt was kind enough to front page me...
Today Brian Lehrer (podcast) had Doug Forrester on (I live blogged it at bluejersey.net) and a caller (Lindsay) asked precisely the question about Entrepreneur Magazine rating NJ as the #2 place to start a business...
Lindsay asked Forrester to square his position (of NJ being number 45th) with Entrepreneur Magazine's #2 rating... Forrester cited (presumeably) this Beacon Hill study (pdf).
For the Record, Beacon Hill Institute resides in Suffolk University and is a conservative think tank (in Flaming liberalville Boston?!?) whose mission is... ahem:
Grounded in the principles of limited government, fiscal responsibility and free markets
I will delve into the Beacon Hill study to see if it is flawed in any way. If so... I will report back to you my fellow readers.