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America's Top States For Business 2011

#36 Delaware

Top States 2011: Delaware

Category
Score
2011 Rank
2010 Rank
Cost of Doing Business 178 31 36
Workforce 189 19 17
Quality of Life 118 48 47
Infrastructure & Transportation 113 40 44
Economy 135 22 45
Education 114 26 25
Technology & Innovation 84 32 33
Business Friendliness 200 1 1
Access to Capital 32 35 20
Cost of Living 16 35 32
OVERALL 1179 36 42

ECONOMIC PROFILE

Governor: Jack Markell (D)

Population: 897,934

GDP (2009 per capita): $61,248

Unemployment rate (May 2011): 8.0 percent

Foreclosure rate (May 2011): One per 609 households

Budget gap (projected 2012): $208 million

Corporate tax rate: 8.7 percent (1.7-8.7 percent financial institutions)

Largest employers: Bank of America, E I DuPont de Nemours, JPMorgan Chase

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

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