Is Mississippi or Alabama a better state to start up in?

A partner and myself are planning to move to the South around the first of the year 2007 to start up a roofing company. We have spent the past few months aquiring contractors licenses in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama and plan on getting one in Florida once we get up and running, but were not sure in which state to set up our offices. From the few trips I’ve taken to the devastated ares of the South over the last twelve months it seems that there is work spread out everywhere, just no one around to do it!
If any southern roofers could give us some advice on which state is the most contractor friendly, in terms of taxes, insurance requirements, inspections, etc., or any other helpful information, it would be greatly appreciated. Thank You.
- Chris
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