26. Wyoming

Quality of life is a dream here. But business might be better if the state could rein in some more capital.

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Category
Score
2019 Rank
2018 Rank
Grade
Workforce 210 35 22 D
Economy 211 27 30 B-
Infrastructure 198 15 12 B
Cost of Doing Business 225 15 20 A-
Quality of Life 210 12 20 B-
Education 105 15 21 B
Technology & Innovation 39 49 49 F
Business Friendliness 93 24 10 C+
Access to Capital 5 48 47 F
Cost of Living 41 10 20 A-
Overall 1337 26 26 -

Economic Profile

Governor: Mark Gordon, Republican

Population: 577,737

GDP growth (Q4 2018): 6%

Unemployment rate (May 2019): 3.5%

Top corporate tax rate: None

Top individual income tax rate: None

Gasoline tax: 24 cents/gallon

Bond rating (Moody's/S&P): No rating/AA+, stable

Major private employers: Rio Tinto Energy America, Cloud Peak Energy

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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