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America's Top States For Business 2011

#24 Arizona

#24 Arizona

Top States 2011: Arizona

Category
Score
2011 Rank
2010 Rank
Cost of Doing Business 131 38 23
Workforce 285 1 2
Quality of Life 150 35 29
Infrastructure & Transportation 217 10 23
Economy 77 44 41
Education 49 49 45
Technology & Innovation 155 18 19
Business Friendliness 150 13 5
Access to Capital 66 18 25
Cost of Living 15 36 34
OVERALL 1295 24 18

ECONOMIC PROFILE

Governor: Jan Brewer (R)

Population: 6,392,017

GDP (2009 per capita): $35,000

Unemployment rate (May 2011): 9.1 percent

Foreclosure rate (May 2011): One per 210 households

Budget gap (projected 2012): $974 million

Corporate tax rate: 6.968 percent

Largest employers: Wells Fargo, Bank of Amercia, Apollo Group

Sources: US Government, RealtyTrac, Center on Budget & Policy Priorities, Federation of Tax Administrators, Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development

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