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America's Top States For Business 2012

#8 Colorado

Denver, Colorado
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Denver, Colorado
Category
Score
2012 Rank
2011 Rank
Cost of Doing Business 128 40 30
Workforce 253 5 7
Quality of Life 246 8 7
Infrastructure & Transportation 182 23 26
Economy 131 33 26
Education 114 27 30
Technology & Innovation 173 8 14
Business Friendliness 152 8 6
Access to Capital 91 4 15
Cost of Living 18 33 33
OVERALL 1488 8 5

ECONOMIC PROFILE

Governor: John Hickenlooper (D)

Population: 5,116,796

GDP (per capita): $45,792

Number of S&P companies: 9

Top corporate tax rate: 4.63 percent

Top individual tax rate: 4.63 percent

Gasoline taxes/fees: 22.0 cents

Bond Rating/Outlook: Aa1/Stable

SAT scores (average): 1699/2400

Degree Granting Institutions (colleges/universities): 85

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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