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America's Top States For Business 2012

#19 New Hampshire

Littleton, New Hampshire
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Littleton, New Hampshire
Category Score 2012 Rank 2011 Rank
Cost of Doing Business 146 35 37
Workforce 121 44 40
Quality of Life 298 1 2
Infrastructure & Transportation 96 46 45
Economy 125 34 10
Education 160 8 7
Technology & Innovation 104 26 29
Business Friendliness 180 2 6
Access to Capital 68 19 20
Cost of Living 11 40 40
OVERALL 1309 19 17

ECONOMIC PROFILE

Governor: John Lynch (D)

Population: 1,318,194

GDP (per capita): $42,916

Number of S&P companies: 0

Top corporate tax rate: 8.50 percent

Top individual tax rate: 5.00 percent

Gasoline taxes/fees: 19.6 cents

Bond Rating/Outlook: Aa1/Stable

SAT scores (average): 1559/2400

Degree Granting Institutions (colleges/universities): 29

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