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America's Top States For Business

#4 Nebraska

Omaha, Neb.
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Omaha, Neb.
Category Score 2013 Rank 2012 Rank
Cost of Doing Business 303 10 13
Workforce 154 23 19
Quality of Life 228 4 13
Infrastructure & Transportation 209 16 19
Economy 279 4 9
Education 73 30 18
Technology & Innovation 107 36 34
Business Friendliness 170 3 6
Cost of Living 46 5 11
Access to Capital 6 39 32
Overall 1575 4 6

ECONOMIC PROFILE

Governor: Dave Heineman (R)

Population: 1,855,525

GDP growth: 1.5 percent

Unemployment rate (May 2013): 3.8 percent

Top corporate rate: 7.81 percent

Top individual tax rate: 6.84 percent

Gasoline tax: 25.5 cents/gallon

Bond rating/outlook: No general obligation date, but would be rated Aa2 /Stable

Major private employers: University of Nebraska, First Data, Nebraska Medical Center, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Tyson Fresh Meats, Union Pacific Railroad Co., Mutual of Omaha Insurance Co., Creighton University, ConAgra Foods, JBS Swift and Co.

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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