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America's Top States For Business 2011

#4 Georgia

Top States 2011: Georgia

Category
Score
2011 Rank
2010 Rank
Cost of Doing Business 208 18 20
Workforce 259 4 2
Quality of Life 140 38 35
Infrastructure & Transportation 273 2 2
Economy 107 35 37
Education 118 22 28
Technology & Innovation 156 17 17
Business Friendliness 134 16 17
Access to Capital 76 13 13
Cost of Living 42 9 9
OVERALL 1513 4 10

ECONOMIC PROFILE

Governor: Nathan Deal (R)

Population: 9,687,653

GDP (2009 per capita): $36,252

Unemployment rate (May 2011): 9.8 percent

Foreclosure rate (May 2011): One per 387 households

Budget gap (projected 2012): $1.3 billion

Corporate tax rate: 6.0 percent

Largest employers: Delta Airlines, Shaw Industries Group, Home Depot

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

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