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America's Top States For Business 2011

#21 Wyoming

Top States 2011: Wyoming

Category
Score
2011 Rank
2010 Rank
Cost of Doing Business 173 34 13
Workforce 228 11 12
Quality of Life 268 4 10
Infrastructure & Transportation 119 38 24
Economy 210 2 9
Education 125 18 22
Technology & Innovation 11 50 50
Business Friendliness 118 21 20
Access to Capital 32 35 27
Cost of Living 24 27 27
OVERALL 1308 21 14

ECONOMIC PROFILE

Governor: Matt Mead (R)

Population: 563,626

GDP (2009 per capita): $65,199

Unemployment rate (May 2011): 6.0 percent

Foreclosure rate (May 2011): One per 2,331 households

Budget gap (projected 2012): None

Corporate tax rate: None

Largest employers: Xanterra Parks and Resorts, The Industrial, Elkhorn Construction

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

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