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America's Top States For Business 2012

#43 Delaware

Wilmington, Delaware
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Wilmington, Delaware
Category Score 2012 Rank 2011 Rank
Cost of Doing Business 152 32 31
Workforce 135 36 19
Quality of Life 112 49 48
Infrastructure & Transportation 173 27 40
Economy 171 19 22
Education 107 31 26
Technology & Innovation 70 40 32
Business Friendliness 122 19 1
Access to Capital 41 30 35
Cost of Living 14 37 35
OVERALL 1097 43 36

ECONOMIC PROFILE

Governor: Jack Markell (D)

Population: 907,135

GDP (per capita): $63,159

Number of S&P companies: 2

Top corporate tax rate: 8.70 percent

Top individual tax rate: 6.75 percent

Gasoline taxes/fees: 23.0 cents

Bond Rating/Outlook: Aaa/Stable

SAT scores (average): 1455/2400

Degree Granting Institutions (colleges/universities): 11

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

America's Top States For Business