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America's Top States For Business 2012

#6 Nebraska

Lincoln, Nebraska
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Lincoln, Nebraska
Category Score 2012 Rank 2011 Rank
Cost of Doing Business 232 13 17
Workforce 204 19 17
Quality of Life 231 13 12
Infrastructure & Transportation 195 19 31
Economy 193 9 5
Education 133 18 20
Technology & Innovation 85 34 35
Business Friendliness 158 6 5
Access to Capital 37 32 35
Cost of Living 40 11 6
OVERALL 1508 6 10

ECONOMIC PROFILE

Governor: Dave Heineman (R)

Population: 1,842,641

GDP (per capita): $43,356

Number of S&P companies: 5

Top corporate tax rate: 7.81 percent

Top individual tax rate: 6.84 percent

Gasoline taxes/fees: 27.6 cents

Bond Rating/Outlook: No G.O. rating/Stable

SAT scores (average): 1745/2400

Degree Granting Institutions (colleges/universities): 43

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