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America's Top States For Business 2012

#35 Maine

Portland Harbor, Maine
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Portland Harbor, Maine
Category Score 2012 Rank 2011 Rank
Cost of Doing Business 214 19 26
Workforce 120 45 44
Quality of Life 254 4 6
Infrastructure & Transportation 109 42 48
Economy 94 42 34
Education 164 6 9
Technology & Innovation 83 35 40
Business Friendliness 109 21 32
Access to Capital 19 46 30
Cost of Living 12 39 39
OVERALL 1178 35 40

ECONOMIC PROFILE

Governor: Paul LePage (R)

Population: 1,328,188

GDP (per capita): $33,746

Number of S&P companies: 0

Top corporate tax rate: 8.93 percent

Top individual tax rate: 8.50 percent

Gasoline taxes/fees: 31.5 cents

Bond Rating/Outlook: Aa2/Negative

SAT scores (average): 1391/2400

Degree Granting Institutions (colleges/universities): 32

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