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America's Top States For Business 2012

#29 Florida

Miami, Florida
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Miami, Florida
Category
Score
2012 Rank
2011 Rank
Cost of Doing Business 133 39 40
Workforce 255 3 2
Quality of Life 169 30 31
Infrastructure & Transportation 205 11 8
Economy 85 47 47
Education 77 42 35
Technology & Innovation 157 11 13
Business Friendliness 92 27 26
Access to Capital 53 24 9
Cost of Living 26 25 25
OVERALL 1252 29 18

ECONOMIC PROFILE

Governor: Richard Lynn Scott (R)

Population: 19,057,542

GDP (per capita): $34,689

Number of S&P companies: 16

Top corporate tax rate: 5.5 percent

Top individual tax rate: None

Gasoline taxes/fees: 35.0 cents

Bond Rating/Outlook: Aa1/Stable

SAT scores (average): 1447/2400

Degree Granting Institutions (colleges/universities): 223

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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