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America's Top States For Business 2012

#40 California

San Francisco, California
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San Francisco, California
Category
Score
2012 Rank
2011 Rank
Cost of Doing Business 63 48 47
Workforce 180 23 29
Quality of Life 207 20 22
Infrastructure & Transportation 165 30 7
Economy 90 43 30
Education 101 33 36
Technology & Innovation 190 3 1
Business Friendliness 56 43 50
Access to Capital 99 1 1
Cost of Living 5 46 48
OVERALL 1156 40 32

ECONOMIC PROFILE

Governor: Jerry Brown (D)

Population: 37,691,912

GDP (per capita): $46,041

Number of S&P companies: 53

Top corporate tax rate: 8.84 percent

Top individual tax rate: 10.30 percent

Gasoline taxes/fees: 50.6 cents

Bond Rating/Outlook: A1/Stable

SAT scores (average): 1513/2400

Degree Granting Institutions (colleges/universities): 454

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

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