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America's Top States For Business 2012

#46 Mississippi

4th Street, Meridian, Mississippi
Matthew D. White | Peter Arnold | Getty Images
4th Street, Meridian, Mississippi
Category Score 2012 Rank 2011 Rank
Cost of Doing Business 215 18 31
Workforce 206 17 20
Quality of Life 132 41 41
Infrastructure & Transportation 151 34 32
Economy 79 48 39
Education 68 44 48
Technology & Innovation 68 42 45
Business Friendliness 54 44 45
Access to Capital 15 48 35
Cost of Living 43 8 10
OVERALL 1031 46 47

ECONOMIC PROFILE

Governor: Phil Bryant (R)

Population: 2,978,512

GDP (per capita): $28,293

Number of S&P companies: 0

Top corporate tax rate: 5.00 percent

Top individual tax rate: 5.00 percent

Gasoline taxes/fees: 18.8 cents

Bond Rating/Outlook: Aa2/Stable

SAT scores (average): 1660/2400

Degree Granting Institutions (colleges/universities): 40

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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