Arkansas

No. 30 Arkansas Taxation and Regulations Workforce Quality Living Environment Based on CEO Survey by ChiefExecutive.net Key Metrics Taxation and …

No 30: Arkansas

No. 30

Arkansas

Taxation and Regulations
Workforce Quality
Living Environment

Based on CEO Survey by ChiefExecutive.net

Key Metrics
Taxation and Regulations

  • State Corporate Income Tax Rate: 6.50%
  • Highest Personal Income Tax Rate: 7%

Workforce Quality

  • % with High School diploma or more: 82.0
  • % with Bachelor’s degree or more: 18.8
  • % with Advanced degree or more: 6.3
  • Patents per 100K: 4.98
  • % of Employed Represented by Unions: 5.4

Quality of Life

  • Hopsitals per 10K: 0.317
  • Elementary/Secondary Schools per 1000 people: 0.414
  • Violent Crimes per 100K: 536.73
Key Companies
  • Wal-Mart Stores Inc.
  • Dillard’s
  • Tyson Foods
  • Murphy Oil
  • J.B. Hunt Transport
Other Highlights
  • Arkansas fell to #30 from #27 in 2010 — the state took #35 in 2009
  • Arkansas ranks 46th in state debt per capita with $1436

Sources:
TaxFoundation.org
Statemaster.com
Bureau of Labor Statistics
U.S. Census Bureau
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
The National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education

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