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America's Top States For Business 2012

#17 Wisconsin

Wisconsin
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Category
Score
2012 Rank
2011 Rank
Cost of Doing Business 224 15 13
Workforce 123 43 46
Quality of Life 226 14 19
Infrastructure & Transportation 217 6 22
Economy 125 34 22
Education 149 10 15
Technology & Innovation 132 20 21
Business Friendliness 92 27 28
Access to Capital 46 27 27
Cost of Living 28 23 23
OVERALL 1362 17 25

ECONOMIC PROFILE

Governor: Scott Walker (R)

Population: 5,711,767

GDP (per capita): $38,822

Number of S&P companies: 9

Top corporate tax rate: 7.90 percent

Top individual tax rate: 7.75 percent

Gasoline taxes/fees: 32.9 cents

Bond Rating/Outlook: Aa2/Stable

SAT scores (average): 1767/2400

Degree Granting Institutions (colleges/universities): 84

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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