31. Oklahoma

The Sooner State offers low costs, but an unhealthy environment makes for quality of life that some would sooner do without.

2015 Rank
2014 Rank
Workforce 181 41 35
Cost of Doing Business 241 9 1
Infrastructure 206 17 33
Economy 222 14 26
Quality of Life 71 49 49
Technology & Innovation 75 43 39
Education 71 44 41
Business Friendliness 84 21 27
Cost of Living 69 5 3
Access to Capital 18 33 (Tie) 41
Overall 1238 31 28

Economic Profile

Governor: Mary Fallin, Republican

Population: 3,878,051

GDP growth: 2.8 percent

Unemployment rate (May 2015): 4.3 percent

Top corporate tax rate: 6 percent

Top individual income tax rate: 5.25 percent

Gasoline tax: 35 cents/gallon

Bond rating/outlook: Aa2/stable

Major private employer: Wal-Mart, Integris Health, Inc.

Economic profile sources: Federation of Tax Administrators, American Petroleum Institute, Moody's Investor Service, Bureau of Economic Analysis, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Oklahoma FY 2014 CAFR


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