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Wyoming is the 20th Best State for Business 2013

Previous State: Kansas Next State: Idaho No. 20Wyoming Taxations & Regulations Workforce Quality Living Environment Based on CEO Survey by …

Previous State: Kansas Next State: Idaho

No. 20Wyoming

Taxations & Regulations

Workforce Quality

Living Environment

Based on CEO Survey by ChiefExecutive.net

Key Metrics
State GDP 

  • % Growth ’10-’11: -1.2
  • % Growth ’10-’11 v. Nat’l Avg. (1.5%): -2.7

Unemployment

  • Unemployment Rate Dec. 2012 %: 4.9
  • Comparison with Nat’l Rate (7.80%): -2.9

Domestic Migration

  • Domestic Net Migration ’10-’11: -149
  • Rank: 25

State Government

  • Debt per Capita Fiscal Year ’10 ($): 2,694
  • State & Local Gov’t Employees per 10k Residents: 918.3

State-Local Tax Burden

  • Rate (%): 10.2
  • Compared to Nat’l Avg. (9.9%): 0.33
Key Companies
  • United Bankshares
  • Cloud Peak Energy
  • Great Lakes Aviation
  • U.S. Energy Corp.
Development Trend Indicator: Negative
10-cents-a-gallon fuel-tax hike wasn’t good sign in basically pro-business state.

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

Previous State: #19 Kansas Next State: #21 Idaho

About JP Donlon

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