17. Oregon

Budget woes have chipped away at an otherwise strong economy in the Beaver State, where tough regulation can be damning.

George Kavallines | CNBC
2017 Rank
2016 Rank
Workforce 266 30 31
Infrastructure 184 20 (Tie) 37 (Tie)
Cost of Doing Business 186 28 27
Economy 201 10 (Tie) 5
Quality of Life 206 12 6
Technology & Innovation 140 14 14
Education 101 27 34 (Tie)
Business Friendliness 41 41 38
Access to Capital 61 22 22 (Tie)
Cost of Living 12 39 36
Overall 1398 17 17

Economic Profile

Governor: Kate Brown, Democrat

Population: 4,093,465

GDP growth (Q4 2016): 2.7 percent

Unemployment rate (May 2017): 3.6 percent

Top corporate tax rate: 7.6 percent

Top individual income tax rate: 9.9 percent

Gasoline tax: 31.13 cents/gallon

Bond rating/outlook (Moody's, S&P): Aa1, AA+ stable

Major private employers: Intel Corp., Nike

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 (excluding 18.40 cent/gallon federal tax), Moody's Investor Service, S&P Global Market Intelligence

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