43. Oklahoma

The Sooner State outpaces most of the nation on low costs, but also on premature deaths. Quality of life is poor.

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2017 Rank
2016 Rank
Workforce 227 38 41
Infrastructure 173 32 (Tie) 26
Cost of Doing Business 206 20 13
Economy 98 42 44
Quality of Life 91 48 48
Technology & Innovation 65 44 43
Education 62 43 44
Business Friendliness 111 12 12
Access to Capital 26 36 (Tie) 35
Cost of Living 46 5 6
Overall 1105 43 42

Economic Profile

Governor: Mary Fallin, Republican

Population: 3,923,561

GDP growth (Q4 2016): 1.3 percent

Unemployment rate (May 2017): 4.3 percent

Top corporate tax rate: 6 percent

Top individual income tax rate: 5 percent

Gasoline tax: 17 cents/gallon

Bond rating/outlook (Moody's, S&P): Aa2, AA stable

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

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