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Delaware is the 27th Best State for Business 2013

Previous State: New Hampshire Next State: Arkansas No. 27Delaware Taxations & Regulations Workforce Quality Living Environment Based on CEO Survey by ChiefExecutive.net Key Metrics State GDP  % Growth ’10-’11: 1.6 % Growth ’10-’11 v. Nat’l Avg. (1.5%): 0.1 Unemployment Unemployment Rate Dec. 2012 %: 7.1 Comparison with Nat’l Rate (7.80%): -0.7 Domestic Migration Domestic Net …

Previous State: New Hampshire Next State: Arkansas

No. 27Delaware

Taxations & Regulations

Workforce Quality

Living Environment

Based on CEO Survey by ChiefExecutive.net

Key Metrics
State GDP 

  • % Growth ’10-’11: 1.6
  • % Growth ’10-’11 v. Nat’l Avg. (1.5%): 0.1

Unemployment

  • Unemployment Rate Dec. 2012 %: 7.1
  • Comparison with Nat’l Rate (7.80%): -0.7

Domestic Migration

  • Domestic Net Migration ’10-’11: 2,347
  • Rank: 21

State Government

  • Debt per Capita Fiscal Year ’10 ($): 6,157
  • State & Local Gov’t Employees per 10k Residents: 598.8

State-Local Tax Burden

  • Rate (%): 9.7
  • Compared to Nat’l Avg. (9.9%): -0.17
Key Companies
  • Dupont
  • Delphi Financial
  • Wilmington Trust
Development Trend Indicator: Negative
Advancing regulatory reform but suffering perceptual hit from Dems’ control.

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

Previous State: #26 New Hampshire Next State: #28 Arkansas

About JP Donlon

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