Survey: WNY Tough for Small Business Owners

July 9, 2014 Updated Jul 9, 2014 at 12:54 PM EDT

By Rachel Elzufon

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July 9, 2014 Updated Jul 9, 2014 at 12:54 PM EDT

Buffalo, NY (WKBW) - A new survey puts Buffalo towards the bottom of the list of where a small business would want to move.

The survey, conducted by Thumbtack, got answers from mroe than 12,500 small business owners.

The Buffalo region received an "F" for many categories, including friendliness of state regulations, ease of hiring and taxes.

However, Buffalo did receive high marks for health and safety as well as networking opportunities.

Channel 7's Rachel Elzufon spoke with local business owners to get their take.