10. Ohio

In the home of rock and roll, the infrastructure is superior. But poor health and pollution bring it down in the rankings.

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Category
Score
2019 Rank
2018 Rank
Grade
Workforce 260 17 25 C+
Economy 207 30 24 C+
Infrastructure 228 4 4 A
Cost of Doing Business 236 8 13 A
Quality of Life 145 34 35 D+
Education 109 11 15 B+
Technology & Innovation 112 13 16 B+
Business Friendliness 75 32 37 C-
Access to Capital 59 13 14 B+
Cost of Living 36 15 14 B+
Overall 1467 10 15 -

Economic Profile

Governor: Richard Michael DeWine, Republican

Population: 11,689,442

GDP growth (Q4 2018): 1.4%

Unemployment rate (May 2019): 4.1%

Top corporate tax rate: None (levies a gross receipts tax)

Top individual income tax rate: 4.99%

Gasoline tax: 28.01 cents/gallon

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

Major private employers: Wal-Mart, Cleveland Clinic, Procter & Gamble

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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