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America's Top States For Business 2011

#39 Connecticut

Top States 2011: Connecticut

Category Score 2011 Rank 2010 Rank
Cost of Doing Business 95 45 47
Workforce 147 33 40
Quality of Life 246 11 9
Infrastructure & Transportation 104 43 40
Economy 77 44 32
Education 183 3 8
Technology & Innovation 151 19 17
Business Friendliness 58 40 23
Access to Capital 68 17 8
Cost of Living 4 47 45
OVERALL 1133 39 35

ECONOMIC PROFILE

Governor: Dan Malloy (D)

Population: 3,574,097

GDP (2009 per capita): $56,389

Unemployment rate (May 2011): 9.1 percent

Foreclosure rate (May 2011): One per 1,130 households

Budget gap (projected 2012): $3.2 billion

Corporate tax rate: 7.5 percent

Largest employers: Foxwoods Resort Casino, Sikorsky Aircraft, Pratt & Whitney (Excludes retailers)

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

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