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Kansas is the 19th Best State for Business 2013

Previous State: South Dakota Next State: Wyoming No. 19Kansas Taxations & Regulations Workforce Quality Living Environment Based on CEO Survey by ChiefExecutive.net Key Metrics State GDP  % Growth ’10-’11: 0.5 % Growth ’10-’11 v. Nat’l Avg. (1.5%): -1.0 Unemployment Unemployment Rate Dec. 2012 %: 5.5 Comparison with Nat’l Rate (7.80%): -2.3 Domestic Migration Domestic Net …

Previous State: South Dakota Next State: Wyoming

No. 19Kansas

Taxations & Regulations

Workforce Quality

Living Environment

Based on CEO Survey by ChiefExecutive.net

Key Metrics
State GDP 

  • % Growth ’10-’11: 0.5
  • % Growth ’10-’11 v. Nat’l Avg. (1.5%): -1.0

Unemployment

  • Unemployment Rate Dec. 2012 %: 5.5
  • Comparison with Nat’l Rate (7.80%): -2.3

Domestic Migration

  • Domestic Net Migration ’10-’11: -7,928
  • Rank: 38

State Government

  • Debt per Capita Fiscal Year ’10 ($): 2,276
  • State & Local Gov’t Employees per 10k Residents: 676.7

State-Local Tax Burden

  • Rate (%): 10.3
  • Compared to Nat’l Avg. (9.9%): 0.40
Key Companies
  • Sprint Nextel
  • Seabord Corp.
  • YRC Worldwide
Development Trend Indicator: Positive
Slashed income taxes as part of Gov. Brownback’s strong pro-business push.
CEO Comments
“Business Development Departments of the Missouri and Kansas Chambers of Commerce are very supportive.”

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

Previous State: #18 South Dakota Next State: #20 Wyoming

About JP Donlon

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