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America's Top States For Business 2011

#42 Louisana

Top States 2011: Louisiana

Category
Score
2011 Rank
2010 Rank
Cost of Doing Business 194 22 21
Workforce 166 25 34
Quality of Life 84 50 50
Infrastructure & Transportation 176 26 30
Economy 123 28 25
Education 98 33 32
Technology & Innovation 78 34 34
Business Friendliness 92 26 31
Access to Capital 32 35 22
Cost of Living 30 21 24
OVERALL 1073 42 44

ECONOMIC PROFILE

Governor: Bobby Jindal (R)

Population: 4,533,372

GDP (2009 per capita): $42,755

Unemployment rate (May 2011): 8.2 percent

Foreclosure rate (May 2011): One per 1,070 households

Budget gap (projected 2012): $1.6 billion

Corporate tax rate: 4.0-8.0 percent

Largest employers: Turner Industries Group, Harrah's Entertainment, Northrop Grumman

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

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