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America's Top States For Business 2012

#47 Alaska

Trans-Alaska oil pipeline
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Trans-Alaska oil pipeline
Category
Score
2012 Rank
2011 Rank
Cost of Doing Business 75 44 49
Workforce 164 30 48
Quality of Life 196 26 21
Infrastructure & Transportation 137 37 47
Economy 224 4 3
Education 104 32 41
Technology & Innovation 41 50 43
Business Friendliness 67 39 34
Access to Capital 15 48 35
Cost of Living 2 49 49
OVERALL 1025 47 49

ECONOMIC PROFILE

Governor: Sean Parnell (R)

Population: 722,718

GDP (per capita): $61,853

Number of S&P 500 companies: 0

Top corporate tax rate: 6.5 percent

Top individual tax rate: None

Gasoline taxes/fees: 8.0 cents

Bond Rating/Outlook: Aaa/Stable

SAT scores (average): 1513/2400

Degree Granting Institutions (colleges/universities): 7

Sources: Census Bureau (2011), Standard & Poor's (2012), Tax Foundation (2012), American Petroleum Institute (2012), Bureau Labor Statistics (2011), National Center For Education Statistics (2011), Moody's (2012), CNBC

Top States For Business 2012

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