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America's Top States For Business 2011

#47 Mississippi

Top States 2011: Mississippi

Category Score 2011 Rank 2010 Rank
Cost of Doing Business 178 31 11
Workforce 184 20 21
Quality of Life 135 41 42
Infrastructure & Transportation 150 32 45
Economy 87 39 35
Education 51 48 49
Technology & Innovation 43 45 46
Business Friendliness 44 45 47
Access to Capital 32 35 40
Cost of Living 41 10 13
OVERALL 945 47 45

ECONOMIC PROFILE

Governor: Haley Barbour (R)

Population: 2,967,297

GDP (2009 per capita): $29,225

Unemployment rate (May 2011): 10.3 percent

Foreclosure rate (May 2011): One per 6,930 households

Budget gap (projected 2012): $634 million

Corporate tax rate: 3.0-5.0 percent

Largest employers: Huntington Ingalls Industries, Sanderson Farms, Howard Industries (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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