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America's Top States For Business 2012

#36 (tie) New Mexico

Roswell, New Mexico
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Roswell, New Mexico
Category
Score
2012 Rank
2011 Rank
Cost of Doing Business 160 31 36
Workforce 175 25 28
Quality of Life 197 24 24
Infrastructure & Transportation 204 13 30
Economy 178 15 25
Education 63 46 39
Technology & Innovation 86 32 31
Business Friendliness 43 47 46
Access to Capital 49 26 25
Cost of Living 22 29 29
OVERALL 1177 36 43

ECONOMIC PROFILE

Governor: Susana Martinez (R)

Population: 2,082,224

GDP (per capita): $33,857

Number of S&P companies: 0

Top corporate tax rate: 7.60 percent

Top individual tax rate: 4.90 percent

Gasoline taxes/fees: 18.9 cents

Bond Rating/Outlook: Aaa/Negative

SAT scores (average): 1618/2400

Degree Granting Institutions (colleges/universities): 44

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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