10 Best States for Business 2013: Slideshow

Here’s a look at the best states in which to do business in 2013 and what CEOs had to say about them.

May 6 2013 by ChiefExecutive.net


Number 9

No. 10Georgia

Taxations & Regulations

Workforce Quality

Living Environment

Based on CEO Survey by ChiefExecutive.net

Key Metrics
State GDP 

  • % Growth ’10-’11: 1.7
  • % Growth ’10-’11 v. Nat’l Avg. (1.5%): 0.2

Unemployment

  • Unemployment Rate Dec. 2012 %: 8.7
  • Comparison with Nat’l Rate (7.80%): 0.9

Domestic Migration

  • Domestic Net Migration ’10-’11: 17,726
  • Rank: 8

State Government

  • Debt per Capita Fiscal Year ’10 ($): 1,426
  • State & Local Gov’t Employees per 10k Residents: 545.7

State-Local Tax Burden

  • Rate (%): 9.0
  • Compared to Nat’l Avg. (9.9%): -0.90
Key Companies
  • Coca-Cola Company
  • United Parcel Service Inc.
  • Home Depot Inc.
  • AFLAC Incorporated
  • Delta Airlines
Development Trend Indicator: Negative
Must still address deficiencies in infrastructure and education system.
CEO Comments
“Traffic is the only drawback in Georgia. A great probusiness state. Tennessee has no state income taxes which is a huge plus”

Sources:
Bureau of Economic Analysis
Bureau of Labor Statistics
NewGeography.com
The Tax Foundation

2013 Best & Worst States for Business Links

2013 Best & Worst States for Business – Homepage
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