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America's Top States For Business 2011

#13 North Dakota (tie)

Top States 2011: North Dakota

Category Score 2011 Rank 2010 Rank
Cost of Doing Business 197 20 15
Workforce 178 24 23
Quality of Life 248 9 13
Infrastructure & Transportation 167 28 20
Economy 221 1 3
Education 116 23 18
Technology & Innovation 26 48 47
Business Friendliness 160 9 10
Access to Capital 32 35 40
Cost of Living 32 19 17
OVERALL 1377 13 12

ECONOMIC PROFILE

Governor: Jack Dalrymple (R)

Population: 672,591

GDP (2009 per capita): $44,970

Unemployment rate (May 2011): 3.2 percent

Foreclosure rate (May 2011): One per 9,589 households

Budget gap (projected 2012): None

Corporate tax rate: 2.1-6.4 percent (7.0 percent for financial institutions)

Largest employers: Doosan Infracore, Supervalu, Nabors Industries

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

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