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America's Top States For Business 2012

#9 Georgia

Savannah, Georgia
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Savannah, Georgia
Category
Score
2012 Rank
2011 Rank
Cost of Doing Business 228 14 18
Workforce 283 1 4
Quality of Life 144 36 38
Infrastructure & Transportation 224 3 2
Economy 135 30 35
Education 98 34 22
Technology & Innovation 138 17 17
Business Friendliness 130 15 16
Access to Capital 66 20 13
Cost of Living 35 16 9
OVERALL 1481 9 4

ECONOMIC PROFILE

Governor: Nathan Deal (R)

Population: 9,815,210

GDP (per capita): $37,270

Number of S&P 500 companies: 15

Top corporate tax rate: 6.0 percent

Top individual tax rate: 6.0 percent

Gasoline taxes/fees: 29.4 cents

Bond Rating/Outlook: Aaa/Stable

SAT scores (average): 1445/2400

Degree Granting Institutions (colleges/universities): 132

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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