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North Dakota is the 15th Best State for Business 2012

No. 15 North Dakota Taxation and Regulations Workforce Quality Living Environment Based on CEO Survey by ChiefExecutive.net Key Metrics State …

No 15: North Dakota

No. 15

North Dakota

Taxation and Regulations
Workforce Quality
Living Environment

Based on CEO Survey by ChiefExecutive.net

Key Metrics
State GDP 

  • % Growth ’07-’10: 18.24
  • % Growth ’07-’10 v. Nat’l Avg. (-0.33%): 18.57

Unemployment

  • Unemployment Rate Dec. 2011 %: 3.30
  • Comparison with Nat’l Rate (8.50%): -5.20

Domestic Migration

  • Domestic Net Migration ’00-’09: -18,071
  • Rank: 31

State Government

  • Debt per Capita Fiscal Year ’10 ($): 3,282
  • State & Local Gov’t Employees per 10k Residents: 649.49

State-Local Tax Burden

  • Rate (%): 9.47
  • Compared to Nat’l Avg. (9.8%): -0.33
Key Companies
  • MDU Resources
  • Titan Machinery
  • Investors Real Estate Trust
Development Trend Indicator: Positive
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CEO Comments
“North Dakota and Texas clearly provide the best business climate due primarily to limited and sensible regulations and taxation.”

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

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