42. Oklahoma

Costs are low in the Sooner State, but better health care is sorely needed to raise the quality of life.

Top States Oklahoma
Source: George Kavallines
2016 Rank
2015 Rank
Workforce 184 41 41
Cost of Doing Business 225 13 9
Infrastructure 188 26 17
Economy 116 44 14
Quality of Life 86 48 49
Technology & Innovation 71 43 43
Education 73 44 44
Business Friendliness 95 12 21
Cost of Living 68 6 5
Access to Capital 16 35 33 (Tie)
Overall 1122 42 31

Economic Profile

Governor: Mary Fallin, Republican

Population: 3,911,338

GDP growth: 1.3 percent

Unemployment rate (May 2016): 4.7 percent

Top corporate tax rate: 6 percent

Top individual income tax rate: 5 percent

Gasoline tax: 35.40 cents/gallon

Bond rating/outlook: Aa2, negative

Major private employers: Wal-Mart, Integris Health, Williams Partners

Economic profile sources: U.S. Census Bureau, U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Federation of Tax Administrators, American Petroleum Institute, Moody's Investor Service, S&P Global Market Intelligence

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