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America's Top States For Business 2012

#41 New Jersey

Hoboken, New Jersey
Barry Winiker | Photolibrary | Getty Images
Hoboken, New Jersey
Category
Score
2012 Rank
2011 Rank
Cost of Doing Business 84 43 43
Workforce 168 28 32
Quality of Life 207 20 16
Infrastructure & Transportation 130 41 23
Economy 102 39 42
Education 169 4 2
Technology & Innovation 153 13 8
Business Friendliness 35 48 41
Access to Capital 76 11 6
Cost of Living 6 45 46
OVERALL 1130 41 30

ECONOMIC PROFILE

Governor: Christopher Christie (R)

Population: 8,821,155

GDP (per capita): $48,380

Number of S&P 500 companies: 21

Top corporate tax rate: 9.00 percent

Top individual tax rate: 8.97 percent

Gasoline taxes/fees: 14.5 cents

Bond Rating/Outlook: Aa3/Stable

SAT scores (average): 1508/2400

Degree Granting Institutions (colleges/universities): 66

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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