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America's Top States For Business 2011

#45 Nevada

Top States 2011: Nevada

Category
Score
2011 Rank
2010 Rank
Cost of Doing Business 165 35 37
Workforce 191 18 19
Quality of Life 130 44 37
Infrastructure & Transportation 178 25 31
Economy 9 50 49
Education 38 50 50
Technology & Innovation 68 37 37
Business Friendliness 132 17 15
Access to Capital 44 29 40
Cost of Living 19 32 37
OVERALL 974 45 47

ECONOMIC PROFILE

Governor: Brian Sandoval (R)

Population: 2,700,551

GDP (2009 per capita): $42,319

Unemployment rate (May 2011): 12.1 percent

Foreclosure rate (May 2011): One per 103 households

Budget gap (projected 2012): $1.5 billion

Corporate tax rate: None

Largest employers: Wynn Resorts Holdings, Bellagio, MGM Grand Hotel & Casino

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

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