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America's Top States For Business 2011

#22 Illinois

Top States 2011: Illinois

Category
Score
2011 Rank
2010 Rank
Cost of Doing Business 192 24 35
Workforce 118 45 39
Quality of Life 175 28 24
Infrastructure & Transportation 226 6 12
Economy 114 32 29
Education 107 29 26
Technology & Innovation 188 6 14
Business Friendliness 60 36 39
Access to Capital 92 5 6
Cost of Living 31 20 17
OVERALL 1303 22 30

ECONOMIC PROFILE

Governor: Pat Quinn (D)

Population: 12,830,632

GDP (2009 per capita): $43,378

Unemployment rate (May 2011): 8.9 percent

Foreclosure rate (May 2011): One per 500 households

Budget gap (projected 2012): $4.9 billion

Corporate tax rate: 9.5 percent

Largest employers: Jewel Food Stores, Catepillar, State Farm Insurance (Excludes Retail)

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

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