Top States for Business

28. Kansas

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Low cost of living in the Sunflower State helps workforce thrive, but an uneven economy can dampen growth.

Kansas Score and Ranking

Category 2021 Score 2021 Rank 2019 Rank 2021 Grade
Cost of Doing Business2401623B+
Infrastructure198223C+
Life, Health & Inclusion17732--D+
Workforce1583221D+
Economy894332D
Business Friendliness132158B+
Access to Capital752928D+
Technology & Innovation753431D+
Education911621B-
Cost of Living7428A+
Overall13092819--

Economic Profile

Governor: Laura Kelly, Democrat

Population: 2,913,805

GDP growth (Q1 2021): 7.3%

Unemployment rate (May 2021): 3.5%

Top corporate tax rate: 4%

Top individual income tax rate: 5.7%

Gasoline tax: 24.03 cents/gallon

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

Major private employers: Cessna Aircraft Corporation, Sprint Corporation

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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