GO
Loading...

America's Top States For Business 2011

#33 Arkansas

Top States 2011: Arkansas

Category
Score
2011 Rank
2010 Rank
Cost of Doing Business 285 1 2
Workforce 233 10 11
Quality of Life 128 45 43
Infrastructure & Transportation 113 40 36
Economy 185 9 27
Education 104 31 33
Technology & Innovation 47 44 44
Business Friendliness 46 44 39
Access to Capital 32 35 40
Cost of Living 47 4 3
OVERALL 1220 33 32

ECONOMIC PROFILE

Governor: Mike Beebe (D)

Population: 2,915,918

GDP (2009 per capita): $31,769

Unemployment rate (May 2011): 7.8 percent

Foreclosure rate (May 2011): One per 907 households

Budget gap (projected 2012): None

Corporate tax rate: 1.0-6.5 percent

Largest employers: Wal-Mart Stores, Tyson Foods, OK Industries

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

Featured