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America's Top States For Business 2011

#31 Idaho

Top States 2011: Idaho

Category Score 2011 Rank 2010 Rank
Cost of Doing Business 234 11 8
Workforce 251 5 8
Quality of Life 219 16 18
Infrastructure & Transportation 124 36 29
Economy 101 38 39
Education 65 45 47
Technology & Innovation 65 39 39
Business Friendliness 110 22 22
Access to Capital 32 35 28
Cost of Living 39 12 11
OVERALL 1240 31 26

ECONOMIC PROFILE

Governor: Butch Otter (R)

Population: 1,567,582

GDP (2009 per capita): $32,082

Unemployment rate (May 2011): 9.4 percent

Foreclosure rate (May 2011): One per 460 households

Budget gap (projected 2012): $92 million

Corporate tax rate: 7.6 percent

Largest employers: Micron Technology, Albertsons, Battelle Energy Alliance

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

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