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Iowa is the 23rd Best State for Business 2013

Previous State: Ohio Next State: Montana No. 23Iowa Taxations & Regulations Workforce Quality Living Environment Based on CEO Survey by ChiefExecutive.net Key Metrics State GDP  % Growth ’10-’11: 1.9 % Growth ’10-’11 v. Nat’l Avg. (1.5%): 0.4 Unemployment Unemployment Rate Dec. 2012 %: 5 Comparison with Nat’l Rate (7.80%): -2.8 Domestic Migration Domestic Net Migration …

Previous State: Ohio Next State: Montana

No. 23Iowa

Taxations & Regulations

Workforce Quality

Living Environment

Based on CEO Survey by ChiefExecutive.net

Key Metrics
State GDP 

  • % Growth ’10-’11: 1.9
  • % Growth ’10-’11 v. Nat’l Avg. (1.5%): 0.4

Unemployment

  • Unemployment Rate Dec. 2012 %: 5
  • Comparison with Nat’l Rate (7.80%): -2.8

Domestic Migration

  • Domestic Net Migration ’10-’11: -1,361
  • Rank: 32

State Government

  • Debt per Capita Fiscal Year ’10 ($): 1,690
  • State & Local Gov’t Employees per 10k Residents: 611.2

State-Local Tax Burden

  • Rate (%): 10.8
  • Compared to Nat’l Avg. (9.9%): 0.93
Key Companies
  • Principal Financial
  • Rockwell Collins
  • Meredith Corp.
Development Trend Indicator: Negative
Public-employee unions fight Gov. Branstad’s huge proposed property-tax cut.

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

Previous State: #22 Ohio Next State: #24 Montana

About JP Donlon

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