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America's Top States For Business 2012

#39 Vermont

#39 Vermont

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Category
Score
2012 Rank
2011 Rank
Cost of Doing Business 143 38 42
Workforce 127 41 37
Quality of Life 255 3 3
Infrastructure & Transportation 90 48 49
Economy 149 27 21
Education 169 4 4
Technology & Innovation 67 43 40
Business Friendliness 95 25 34
Access to Capital 55 23 32
Cost of Living 9 42 42
OVERALL 1159 39 44

ECONOMIC PROFILE

Governor: Peter Shumlin (D)

Population: 626,431

GDP (per capita): $36,665

Number of S&P companies: 0

Top corporate tax rate: 8.50 percent

Top individual tax rate: 8.95 percent

Gasoline taxes/fees: 25.5 cents

Bond Rating/Outlook: Aaa/Stable

SAT scores (average): 1538/2400

Degree Granting Institutions (colleges/universities): 24

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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