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America's Top States For Business 2012

#18 Oregon

Portland, Oregon
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Portland, Oregon
Category
Score
2012 Rank
2011 Rank
Cost of Doing Business 199 23 9
Workforce 145 34 33
Quality of Life 219 17 20
Infrastructure & Transportation 200 16 16
Economy 107 37 48
Education 80 40 37
Technology & Innovation 151 15 20
Business Friendliness 126 17 23
Access to Capital 74 13 19
Cost of Living 13 38 38
OVERALL 1314 18 27

ECONOMIC PROFILE

Governor: John Kitzhaber (D)

Population: 3,871,859

GDP (per capita): $48,098

Number of S&P companies: 2

Top corporate tax rate: 7.6 percent

Top individual tax rate: 9.9 percent

Gasoline taxes/fees: 31.0 cents

Bond Rating/Outlook: Aa1/Stable

SAT scores (average): 1540/2400

Degree Granting Institutions (colleges/universities): 60

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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