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Alaska is the 33rd Best State for Business 2013

Previous State: New Mexico Next State: West Virginia No. 33Alaska Taxations & Regulations Workforce Quality Living Environment Based on CEO Survey by ChiefExecutive.net Key Metrics State GDP  % Growth ’10-’11: 2.5 % Growth ’10-’11 v. Nat’l Avg. (1.5%): 1.0 Unemployment Unemployment Rate Dec. 2012 %: 6.6 Comparison with Nat’l Rate (7.80%): -1.2 Domestic Migration Domestic …

Previous State: New Mexico Next State: West Virginia

No. 33Alaska

Taxations & Regulations

Workforce Quality

Living Environment

Based on CEO Survey by ChiefExecutive.net

Key Metrics
State GDP 

  • % Growth ’10-’11: 2.5
  • % Growth ’10-’11 v. Nat’l Avg. (1.5%): 1.0

Unemployment

  • Unemployment Rate Dec. 2012 %: 6.6
  • Comparison with Nat’l Rate (7.80%): -1.2

Domestic Migration

  • Domestic Net Migration ’10-’11: 740
  • Rank: 24

State Government

  • Debt per Capita Fiscal Year ’10 ($): 9,032
  • State & Local Gov’t Employees per 10k Residents: 766.0

State-Local Tax Burden

  • Rate (%): 9.9
  • Compared to Nat’l Avg. (9.9%): 0.05
Key Companies
  • General Communication
  • Alaska Communications Systems
  • First National Bank Alaska
Development Trend Indicator: Neutral
New business-friendly state senate curbed proposed tax and regulation boosts.

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

Previous State: #32 New Mexico Next State: #34 West Virginia

About JP Donlon

JP Donlon is the Editor-in-Chief of Chief Executive magazine.