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America's Top States For Business 2011

#16 Missouri

Top States 2011: Missouri

Category Score 2011 Rank 2010 Rank
Cost of Doing Business 260 3 5
Workforce 147 33 29
Quality of Life 155 34 39
Infrastructure & Transportation 219 9 7
Economy 122 29 29
Education 126 17 15
Technology & Innovation 119 23 24
Business Friendliness 94 25 25
Access to Capital 58 22 20
Cost of Living 43 8 9
OVERALL 1343 16 17

ECONOMIC PROFILE

Governor: Jay Nixon (D)

Population: 5,988,927

GDP (2009 per capita): $35,594

Unemployment rate (May 2011): 8.9 percent

Foreclosure rate (May 2011): One per 1,037 households

Budget gap (projected 2012): $704 million

Corporate tax rate: 6.25 percent (7.0 percent financial institutions)

Largest employers: Boeing, AT&T, Schnuck Markets)

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

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