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America's Top States For Business 2012

#27 Missouri

St. Louis, Missouri
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St. Louis, Missouri
Category
Score
2012 Rank
2011 Rank
Cost of Doing Business 237 12 3
Workforce 130 38 33
Quality of Life 143 37 34
Infrastructure & Transportation 192 20 9
Economy 138 29 29
Education 128 20 17
Technology & Innovation 129 21 23
Business Friendliness 95 25 25
Access to Capital 31 37 22
Cost of Living 37 14 8
OVERALL 1260 27 16

ECONOMIC PROFILE

Governor: Jay Nixon (D)

Population: 6,010,688

GDP (per capita): $35,952

Number of S&P companies: 10

Top corporate tax rate: 6.25 percent

Top individual tax rate: 6.00 percent

Gasoline taxes/fees: 17.3 cents

Bond Rating/Outlook: Aaa/Stable

SAT scores (average): 1764/2400

Degree Granting Institutions (colleges/universities): 138

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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