25. New Hampshire

The motto "Live Free or Die" also applies to the friendly regulatory regime, but Granite State infrastructure is a bit unstable.

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2019 Rank
2018 Rank
Workforce 302 8 19 B+
Economy 169 34 22 C-
Infrastructure 131 45 49 D-
Cost of Doing Business 121 40 40 D+
Quality of Life 232 5 5 B
Education 108 13 2 B
Technology & Innovation 87 29 26 C
Business Friendliness 168 1 1 A+
Access to Capital 23 35 41 D
Cost of Living 14 37 39 D
Overall 1355 25 24 -

Economic Profile

Governor: Chris Sununu, Republican

Population: 1,356,458

GDP growth (Q4 2018): 1.7%

Unemployment rate (May 2019): 2.4%

Top corporate tax rate: 7.7%

Top individual income tax rate: 5%

Gasoline tax: 23.83 cents/gallon

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

Major private employers: Demoulas & Market Basket, Albany International

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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