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America's Top States For Business 2012

#15 Kansas

Wichita, Kansas
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Wichita, Kansas
Category
Score
Rank 2012
2011 Rank
Cost of Doing Business 146 35 27
Workforce 205 18 13
Quality of Life 197 24 26
Infrastructure & Transportation 217 6 19
Economy 182 14 16
Education 127 21 24
Technology & Innovation 95 30 30
Business Friendliness 127 16 14
Access to Capital 50 25 28
Cost of Living 41 10 7
OVERALL 1387 15 11

ECONOMIC PROFILE

Governor: Sam Brownback (R)

Population: 2,871,238

GDP (per capita): $39,484

Number of S&P companies: 3

Top corporate tax rate: 7.00 percent

Top individual tax rate: 6.45 percent

Gasoline taxes/fees: 25.0 cents

Bond Rating/Outlook: Aa1/Negative

SAT scores (average): 1752/2400

Degree Granting Institutions (colleges/universities): 67

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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