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America's Top States For Business 2013

#30 Florida

Miami, Florida
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Miami, Florida
Category
Score
2013 Rank
2012 Rank
Cost of Doing Business 155 40 39
Workforce 222 4 3
Quality of Life 143 28 30
Infrastructure & Transportation 189 29 11
Economy 191 38 47
Education 74 28 42
Technology & Innovation 210 11 11
Business Friendliness 68 35 27
Cost of Living 22 29 25
Access to Capital 12 27 24
Overall 1286 30 29

ECONOMIC PROFILE

Governor: Richard Lynn Scott (R)

Population: 19,317,568

GDP growth: 2.4 percent

Unemployment rate (May 2013): 7.1 percent

Top corporate rate: 5.5 percent

Top individual tax rate: None

Gasoline tax: 35.5 cents/gallon

Bond rating/outlook: Aa1/Stable

Major private employers: University of Florida, Florida Hospital Orlando, Universal City Development Partners, Orlando Health, University of South Florida, University of Central Florida, Memorial Regional Hospital, Disney, American Airlines Inc., Baptist Medical Center

Economic profile sources: American Petroleum Institute (April 2013), Bureau of Economic Analysis (2012), Bureau of Labor Statistics (May 2013 release), CareerOneStop, Moody's Investors Service (senior-most tax-backed ratings), National Governors Association, Tax Foundation (2013), U.S. Census Bureau (2012 estimate)

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