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America's Top States For Business 2011

#25 Wisconsin

Top States 2011: Wisconsin

Category Score 2011 Rank 2010 Rank
Cost of Doing Business 225 13 24
Workforce 107 46 46
Quality of Life 212 19 23
Infrastructure & Transportation 187 22 14
Economy 135 22 31
Education 129 15 12
Technology & Innovation 133 21 21
Business Friendliness 90 28 27
Access to Capital 48 27 30
Cost of Living 28 23 17
OVERALL 1294 25 29

ECONOMIC PROFILE

Governor: Scott Walker (R)

Population: 5,686,986

GDP (2009 per capita): $38,140

Unemployment rate (May 2011): 7.4 percent

Foreclosure rate (May 2011): One per 555 households

Budget gap (projected 2012): $1.8 billion

Corporate tax rate: 7.9 percent

Largest employers: Menard, Ultra Mart Foods, Kohler

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

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