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Can online businesses help U.S. states?


This news story was published on January 9, 2020.
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There is no doubt that the health of any U.S. state is directly affected by the local economy and the vibrancy of the local business community. A thriving business sector across any state such as Iowa will naturally help the whole community to prosper. Of course, in the modern age we live in that is as true for online businesses as it is offline ones. This can be seen in New Jersey where changes to online gambling laws in 2013 have had a positive impact. Players using no deposit bonus NJ codes at internet casinos there have helped the online operators give back to the state itself.

This is naturally something that all U.S. citizens would welcome in their own state, especially if they feel it is not currently funded well enough. In the future, this could well see online companies emerging as vital elements in terms of helping out local economies across the country. But how exactly do online businesses like casino sites help individual U.S. states to prosper?

Show me the money

In many cases, the major benefit that online operators can offer to any state is increased revenues. This is particularly true in sectors like online gambling where operators have to pay the state to get a license to operate and/or pay taxes on their annual revenue. This money would go straight into the state’s coffers and give officials more money to spend on public services, infrastructure, fighting crime, education, and health. Any online business which puts money directly into state finances in this way is helping the governing officials there to improve the standard of living for all.

Helps to create jobs

Just because a business operates online does not mean it hasn’t got a physical base to ship its goods or to conduct its activities from. Many popular online businesses have physical locations in a particular state which they need local people to work at. This is naturally very good for the individual state they are based in as it creates jobs for local people and boosts employment levels. This not only reduces the burden on the state of looking after those out of work but also helps make it a lively, happy place to live. As a whole, it is thought that six million people in the USA now work for online businesses.

Supports other businesses 

The Internet Association has recently reported that 13 million jobs are supported by online businesses in the U.S. overall. That is a huge figure and shows how important online operators are to all other businesses within any one state. These supporting jobs would be severely hit without the demand for them and many people would be unemployed. 

It is not only about the direct relationship between online businesses and the other organizations they deal with professionally in this way. The prosperity of other businesses in the state is directly affected, even if they do not have anything to do with the online operators. This is because people who supply services or goods to online businesses will then have the money to spend elsewhere when shopping. 

Helps to gain publicity for the state 

Another big advantage any well-known online business can bring is positive publicity for the state where it is located. This can be particularly welcome for any states or regions which may not traditionally get much media attention. 

Why does this help? Because, it draws more visitors into the state who have been attracted by seeing the area in a news report. More visitors mean more people are buying goods at local shops, staying at local hotels, drinking at local bars and dining out at the restaurants. It also means they will go back and tell their friends about how amazing the state is they have visited which in turn will attract more tourists.

Online business is great news 

As the above shows, there are many reasons why online businesses can bring offline benefits to a U.S. state. As more and more of us shop online in the future or use the internet to stay entertained, it seems likely that more regions in the USA will begin to see this happen. It could certainly be true when it comes to online casino play and sports betting as more states begin to make it legal within their borders. As a tool to help the whole state flourish and improve living standards, it is certainly attractive for state governors.

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