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America's Top States For Business 2011

#23 Ohio

Top States 2011: Ohio

Category
Score
2011 Rank
2010 Rank
Cost of Doing Business 257 5 29
Workforce 88 50 48
Quality of Life 134 42 38
Infrastructure & Transportation 232 4 2
Economy 134 24 34
Education 138 13 18
Technology & Innovation 161 15 15
Business Friendliness 54 42 38
Access to Capital 60 21 24
Cost of Living 38 13 15
OVERALL 1296 23 34

ECONOMIC PROFILE

Governor: John Kasich (R)

Population: 11,536,504

GDP (2009 per capita): $36,421

Unemployment rate (May 2011): 8.6 percent

Foreclosure rate (May 2011): One per 608 households

Budget gap (projected 2012): $3.0 billion

Corporate tax rate: The state has a Commercial Activity Tax instead of an income tax.

Largest employers: Kroger, JPMorgan Chase, Giant Eagle

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

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