According to the Daily Record:
Maryland lost 4.71 percent, or 6,494, of its small businesses from 2007 to 2010, a decrease that one fiscal policy group chalks up to the state’s tax increases.
The difference between the tax policies, and the flight of capital and jobs, was recently highlighted on the Fox Business Channel:
A key statistic – Virginia ranks as the 7th best place to do business. Maryland? 40th. While both states depend heavily on federal dollars, Virginia actively courts business – small and large. Maryland actively drives businesses away.