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America's Top States For Business 2011

#12 Pennsylvania

Top States 2011: Pennsylvania

Category Score 2011 Rank 2010 Rank
Cost of Doing Business 182 27 40
Workforce 123 43 42
Quality of Life 174 29 25
Infrastructure & Transportation 215 13 16
Economy 149 19 15
Education 172 8 4
Technology & Innovation 185 7 6
Business Friendliness 72 33 32
Access to Capital 88 7 11
Cost of Living 20 31 30
OVERALL 1380 12 20

ECONOMIC PROFILE

Governor: Tom Corbett (R)

Population: 12,702,379

GDP (2009 per capita): $39,033

Unemployment rate (May 2011): 7.4 percent

Foreclosure rate (May 2011): One per 1,849 households

Budget gap (projected 2012): $4.2 billion

Corporate tax rate: 9.99 percent

Largest employers: Giant Food Stores, UPS, PNC Bank

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

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