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Top States 2011: Kentucky


#35 Kentucky

Top States 2011: Kentucky

Category
Score
2011 Rank
2010 Rank
Cost of Doing Business 258 4 12
Workforce 179 22 25
Quality of Life 126 46 46
Infrastructure & Transportation 202 16 4
Economy 104 36 44
Education 99 32 37
Technology & Innovation 69 36 35
Business Friendliness 60 36 39
Access to Capital 34 34 38
Cost of Living 50 1 3
OVERALL 1181 35 40


ECONOMIC PROFILE

Governor: Steve Beshear (D)

Population: 4,339,367

GDP (2009 per capita): $32,149

Unemployment rate (May 2011): 9.8 percent

Foreclosure rate (May 2011): One per 1,777 households

Budget gap (projected 2012): $780 million

Corporate tax rate: 4.0-6.0 percent

Largest employers: Humana, Toyota, Ford (Excludes retailers)

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

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