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America's Top States For Business 2011

#18 Florida (tie)

Top States 2011: Florida

Category
Score
2011 Rank
2010 Rank
Cost of Doing Business 115 40 41
Workforce 283 2 1
Quality of Life 166 31 31
Infrastructure & Transportation 221 8 21
Economy 63 47 48
Education 92 35 35
Technology & Innovation 170 13 13
Business Friendliness 92 26 23
Access to Capital 84 9 17
Cost of Living 26 25 30
OVERALL 1312 18 28

ECONOMIC PROFILE

Governor: Rick Scott (R)

Population: 18,801,310

GDP (2009 per capita): $35,653

Unemployment rate (May 2011): 10.6 percent

Foreclosure rate (May 2011): One per 461 households

Budget gap (projected 2012): $3.6 billion

Corporate tax rate: 5.5 percent

Largest employers: Walt Disney, Publix Supermarkets, Universal Orlando

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

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