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America's Top States For Business 2012

#13 Idaho

Boise, Idaho
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Boise, Idaho
Category Score 2012 Rank 2011 Rank
Cost of Doing Business 253 7 11
Workforce 253 5 5
Quality of Life 206 22 16
Infrastructure & Transportation 182 23 36
Economy 159 23 38
Education 59 48 45
Technology & Innovation 74 38 39
Business Friendliness 133 12 22
Access to Capital 37 32 35
Cost of Living 42 9 12
OVERALL 1398 13 31

ECONOMIC PROFILE

Governor: C.L. Otter (R)

Population: 1,584,985

GDP (per capita): $32, 469

Number of S&P companies: 1

Top corporate tax rate: 7.6 percent

Top individual tax rate: 7.8 percent

Gasoline taxes/fees: 25.0 cents

Bond Rating/Outlook: Aa1/Stable

SAT scores (average): 1598/2400

Degree Granting Institutions (colleges/universities): 15

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