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Montana is the 28th Best State for Business 2012

No. 28 Montana Taxation and Regulations Workforce Quality Living Environment Based on CEO Survey by ChiefExecutive.net Key Metrics State GDP  …

No 28: Montana

No. 28

Montana

Taxation and Regulations
Workforce Quality
Living Environment

Based on CEO Survey by ChiefExecutive.net

Key Metrics
State GDP 

  • % Growth ’07-’10: -1.22
  • % Growth ’07-’10 v. Nat’l Avg. (-0.33%): -0.88

Unemployment

  • Unemployment Rate Dec. 2011 %: 6.80
  • Comparison with Nat’l Rate (8.50%): -1.70

Domestic Migration

  • Domestic Net Migration ’00-’09: 39,853
  • Rank: 21

State Government

  • Debt per Capita Fiscal Year ’10 ($): 4,430
  • State & Local Gov’t Employees per 10k Residents: 585.20

State-Local Tax Burden

  • Rate (%): 8.74
  • Compared to Nat’l Avg. (9.8%): -1.06
Key Companies
  • Stillwater Mining
  • First Interstate BancSystem
  • Glacier Bancorp
Development Trend Indicator: Positive
Politicians address e!ects of dangerous jobs in boosting worker’s comp rates.

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

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