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America's Top States For Business 2012

#34 New York

Times Square, New York City
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Times Square, New York City
Category
Score
2012 Rank
2011 Rank
Cost of Doing Business 65 47 48
Workforce 127 41 49
Quality of Life 182 28 23
Infrastructure & Transportation 135 39 14
Economy 162 22 20
Education 188 1 1
Technology & Innovation 199 1 2
Business Friendliness 32 50 36
Access to Capital 89 5 3
Cost of Living 4 47 45
OVERALL 1183 34 26

ECONOMIC PROFILE

Governor: Andrew Cuomo (D)

Population: 19,465,197

GDP (per capita): $52,214

Number of S&P companies: 50

Top corporate tax rate: 7.10 percent

Top individual tax rate: 8.82 percent

Gasoline taxes/fees: 51.2 cents

Bond Rating/Outlook: Aa2/Stable

SAT scores (average): 1460/2400

Degree Granting Institutions (colleges/universities): 302

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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