Wisconsin is the 17th Best State for Business 2013

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May 6 2013 by JP Donlon


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No. 17Wisconsin

Taxations & Regulations

Workforce Quality

Living Environment

Based on CEO Survey by ChiefExecutive.net

Key Metrics
State GDP 

  • % Growth ’10-’11: 1.1
  • % Growth ’10-’11 v. Nat’l Avg. (1.5%): -0.4

Unemployment

  • Unemployment Rate Dec. 2012 %: 6.7
  • Comparison with Nat’l Rate (7.80%): -1.1

Domestic Migration

  • Domestic Net Migration ’10-’11: -10,990
  • Rank: 41

State Government

  • Debt per Capita Fiscal Year ’10 ($): 3,929
  • State & Local Gov’t Employees per 10k Residents: 503.0

State-Local Tax Burden

  • Rate (%): 9.4
  • Compared to Nat’l Avg. (9.9%): -0.51
Key Companies
  • Johnson Controls
  • Kohl’s
  • Manpower
  • Oshkosh
  • Harley-Davidson
  • Rockwell Automation
Development Trend Indicator: Positive
Gov. Walker’s reelection was positive signal business leaders were seeking.
CEO Comments
“I live and own a business in Wisconsin. Our business environment has improved dramatically with Gov. Walker and the Republican legislature. Lower taxes and more incentives for new and relocating business are needed.”

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

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