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America's Top States For Business 2013

#45 Nevada

Las Vegas, Nevada
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Las Vegas, Nevada
Category
Score
2012 Rank
2011 Rank
Cost of Doing Business 169 30 35
Workforce 223 13 18
Quality of Life 118 46 44
Infrastructure & Transportation 218 5 25
Economy 25 50 50
Education 46 50 50
Technology & Innovation 66 44 37
Business Friendliness 123 18 17
Access to Capital 33 34 29
Cost of Living 29 22 32
OVERALL 1050 45 45

ECONOMIC PROFILE

Governor: Brian Sandoval (R)

Population: 2,723,322

GDP (per capita): $41,311

Number of S&P companies: 4

Top corporate tax rate: None

Top individual tax rate: None

Gasoline taxes/fees: 33.1 cents

Bond Rating/Outlook: Aa2/Stable

SAT scores (average): 1460/2400

Degree Granting Institutions (colleges/universities): 25

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

Top States For Business 2013

From the Governors

Video

  • South Dakota, More Than Just Gorgeous Views

    South Dakota is the winner of the annual "America's Top States for Business" study. CNBC's Scott Cohn reports on the state's economy and its stunning views.

  • Ranking America's Workforces

    CNBC's Scott Cohn reveals how other states fared when it came to their workforce, including a look at education level, retraining programs and union membership.

  • Why South Dakota is Top State for Business

    The cost of doing business was one of the key reasons the Mount Rushmore State captured the top ranking as the best state for business, reports CNBC's Scott Cohn.