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America's Top States For Business 2011

#27 Oregon

Top States 2011: Oregon

Category
Score
2011 Rank
2010 Rank
Cost of Doing Business 238 9 19
Workforce 147 33 33
Quality of Life 210 20 22
Infrastructure & Transportation 202 16 15
Economy 56 48 33
Education 89 37 38
Technology & Innovation 142 20 20
Business Friendliness 104 23 28
Access to Capital 64 19 14
Cost of Living 13 38 37
OVERALL 1265 27 23

ECONOMIC PROFILE

Governor: John Kitzhaber (D)

Population: 3,831,074

GDP (2009 per capita): $41,435

Unemployment rate (May 2011): 9.3 percent

Foreclosure rate (May 2011): One per 756 households

Budget gap (projected 2012): $1.8 billion

Corporate tax rate: 6.6-7.6 percent

Largest employers: Intel, Fred Meyer, Kaiser Permanente

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

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