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America's Top States For Business 2012

#49 Hawaii

Honolulu, Hawaii
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Honolulu, Hawaii
Category Score 2012 Rank 2011 Rank
Cost of Doing Business 36 50 50
Workforce 137 35 47
Quality of Life 284 2 1
Infrastructure & Transportation 75 49 46
Economy 96 41 16
Education 81 39 40
Technology & Innovation 62 45 42
Business Friendliness 71 37 43
Access to Capital 28 39 33
Cost of Living 1 50 50
OVERALL 871 49 48

ECONOMIC PROFILE

Governor: Neil Abercrombie (D)

Population: 2,763,885

GDP (2009 per capita): $36,759

Unemployment rate (May 2011): 7.3 percent

Foreclosure rate (May 2011): One per 365 households

Budget gap (projected 2012): $390 million

Corporate tax rate: 5.0 percent

Largest employers: CR England, Kroger Group, Larry Miller Group

Sources: US Government, RealtyTrac, Center on Budget & Policy Priorities, Federation of Tax Administrators, Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development

America's Top States For Business