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America's Top States For Business 2011

#38 Montana

Top States 2011: Montana

Category
Score
2011 Rank
2010 Rank
Cost of Doing Business 190 25 26
Workforce 158 30 28
Quality of Life 220 15 15
Infrastructure & Transportation 141 34 24
Economy 188 7 15
Education 111 28 18
Technology & Innovation 35 46 44
Business Friendliness 42 46 42
Access to Capital 32 35 36
Cost of Living 21 30 32
OVERALL 1138 38 36

ECONOMIC PROFILE

Governor: Brian Schweitzer (D)

Population: 989,415

GDP (2009 per capita): $32,859

Unemployment rate (May 2011): 7.3 percent

Foreclosure rate (May 2011): One per 1,919 households

Budget gap (projected 2012): None

Corporate tax rate: 6.75 percent

Largest employers: Stillwater Mining, DirecTV, Albertsons (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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