Nebraska is the 27th Best State for Business 2012

No. 27 Nebraska Taxation and Regulations Workforce Quality Living Environment Based on CEO Survey by ChiefExecutive.net Key Metrics State GDP  [...]

May 2 2012 by ChiefExecutive.net


No 27: Nebraska

No. 27

Nebraska

Taxation and Regulations
Workforce Quality
Living Environment

Based on CEO Survey by ChiefExecutive.net

Key Metrics
State GDP 

  • % Growth ’07-’10: 3.39
  • % Growth ’07-’10 v. Nat’l Avg. (-0.33%): 3.73

Unemployment

  • Unemployment Rate Dec. 2011 %: 4.10
  • Comparison with Nat’l Rate (8.50%): -4.40

Domestic Migration

  • Domestic Net Migration ’00-’09: -39,275
  • Rank: 36

State Government

  • Debt per Capita Fiscal Year ’10 ($): 1,279
  • State & Local Gov’t Employees per 10k Residents: 642.00

State-Local Tax Burden

  • Rate (%): 9.81
  • Compared to Nat’l Avg. (9.8%): 0.01
Key Companies
  • Berkshire Hathaway
  • ConAgra
  • Union Pacific Railway
  • TD Ameritrade
Development Trend Indicator: Negative
Tax-friendliness can’t overcome other stresses on business and job creation.

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