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America's Top States For Business 2011

#48 Hawaii

Top States 2011: Hawaii

Category
Score
2011 Rank
2010 Rank
Cost of Doing Business 54 50 49
Workforce 106 47 50
Quality of Life 281 1 1
Infrastructure & Transportation 93 46 49
Economy 159 16 22
Education 80 40 38
Technology & Innovation 62 42 43
Business Friendliness 50 43 42
Access to Capital 36 33 31
Cost of Living 1 50 49
OVERALL 922 48 48

ECONOMIC PROFILE

Governor: Neil Abercrombie (D)

Population: 1,360,301

GDP (2009 per capita): $45,308

Unemployment rate (May 2011): 6.0 percent

Foreclosure rate (May 2011): One per 573 households

Budget gap (projected 2012): $410 million

Corporate tax rate: 4.4-6.4 percent (7.92 percent financial institutions)

Largest employers: Hilton Hotels, Starwood Hotels, Hawaiian Airlines

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

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