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America's Top States For Business 2011

#11 Kansas

Top States 2011: Kansas

Category
Score
2011 Rank
2010 Rank
Cost of Doing Business 182 27 22
Workforce 220 13 13
Quality of Life 192 26 27
Infrastructure & Transportation 193 19 8
Economy 159 16 7
Education 115 24 11
Technology & Innovation 88 30 31
Business Friendliness 148 14 18
Access to Capital 46 28 33
Cost of Living 44 7 5
OVERALL 1387 11 11

ECONOMIC PROFILE

Governor: Sam Brownback (R)

Population: 2,853,118

GDP (2009 per capita): $39,913

Unemployment rate (May 2011): 6.6 percent

Foreclosure rate (May 2011): One per 1,473 households

Budget gap (projected 2012): $492 million

Corporate tax rate: 4.0 percent (2.25 percent financial institutions)

Largest employers: Sprint/Nextel, Cessna Aircraft, Spirit AeroSystems (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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