Nevada is consistently ranked as one of the best states to start and maintain a business. Companies both large and small appreciate the low taxes, abundant workforce and specialized training available here. The availability of commercial space, an abundant supply of workers and an advantageous western location, all combine to make the Southern Nevada area attractive to businesses. In 2017, Chief Executive magazine ranked Nevada 6th overall as one of the best places in the United States for its business community. Nevada ranked first in the country for small business survival in 2017 by the Small Business and Entrepreneurship Council for its excellent small business environment and support of entrepreneurship.