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America's Top States For Business 2012

#48 West Virginia

Charleston, West Virginia
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Charleston, West Virginia
Category
Score
2012 Rank
2011 Rank
Cost of Doing Business 197 24 15
Workforce 75 50 39
Quality of Life 140 39 38
Infrastructure & Transportation 91 47 44
Economy 194 7 13
Education 110 29 38
Technology & Innovation 45 49 47
Business Friendliness 54 44 49
Access to Capital 19 46 35
Cost of Living 25 26 16
OVERALL 950 48 46

ECONOMIC PROFILE

Governor: Earl Ray Tomblin (D)

Population: 1, 855, 364

GDP (per capita): $30, 056

Number of S&P companies: 0

Top corporate tax rate: 7.75 percent

Top individual tax rate: 6.50 percent

Gasoline taxes/fees: 33.4 cents

Bond Rating/Outlook: Aa1/Stable

SAT scores (average): 1512/2400

Degree Granting Institutions (colleges/universities): 46

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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