Top States for Business

18. Oregon

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Oregon Score and Ranking

CATEGORY  2021 SCORE  2022 RANK 2021 RANK  2022 GRADE 
WORKFORCE259919B+
INFRASTRUCTURE1803326D+
COST OF DOING BUSINESS1473433C
ECONOMY2021529B-
LIFE, HEALTH & INCLUSION232816B
TECHNOLOGY & INNOVATION1591310B
BUSINESS FRIENDLINESS604644F
EDUCATION833231C
ACCESS TO CAPITAL252628C-
COST OF LIVING54647F
OVERALL13521835

Economic Profile

Governor: Kate Brown, Democrat

Population: 4,246,155

GDP growth (Q1 2022): -0.7%

Unemployment rate (May 2022): 3.6%

Top corporate tax rate: 7.6%

Top individual income tax rate: 9.9%

Gasoline tax: 38.83 cents/gallon

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

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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