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America's Top States For Business 2011

#10 Nebraska

Top States 2011: Nebraska

Category
Score
2011 Rank
2010 Rank
Cost of Doing Business 213 17 18
Workforce 193 17 18
Quality of Life 239 12 21
Infrastructure & Transportation 152 31 18
Economy 189 5 14
Education 124 20 22
Technology & Innovation 75 35 37
Business Friendliness 170 5 8
Access to Capital 32 35 40
Cost of Living 45 6 5
OVERALL 1432 10 13

ECONOMIC PROFILE

Governor: Dave Heineman (R)

Population: 1,826,341

GDP (2009 per capita): $42,605

Unemployment rate (May 2011): 4.1 percent

Foreclosure rate (May 2011): One per 2,788 households

Budget gap (projected 2012): $314 million

Corporate tax rate: 5.58-7.81 percent

Largest employers: Tyson Foods, Alegent Health, First Data Card Services Group

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

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