#20 Alabama


#17 in Taxation and Regulation

#33 in Workforce Quality

#33 in Living Environment

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Regional Profile – Southeast

STATE
OVERALL REGIONAL RANK
TAXATION & REGULATION REGIONAL RANK
WORKFORCE QUALITY REGIONAL RANK
LIVING ENVIRONMENT REGIONAL RANK
Alabama
7
6
7
8
Florida
1
2
6
5
Georgia
5
4
2
3
Kentucky
8
7
8
7
Louisiana
10
9
9
9
Mississippi
11
10
10
11
North Carolina
2
5
3
1
South Carolina
4
3
5
2
Tennessee
3
1
1
4
Virginia
6
8
4
6
West Virginia
9
11
11
10

Key Industries

Automotive, Aerospace, Biotech, Chemicals, Food & Beverage, Logistics, Medical

Key Companies

Energen Corp.

HealthSouth

Regions Financial

Vulcan Materials

Advantages

Airbus put Mobile, Alabama on a new map recently when the company’s employees delivered the first Airbus 321 to JetBlue.

Robotics Technology Park, an educational, training and R&D facility partnership between business and higher education, is helping the state provide a highly-skilled workforce for automation and robotics.

Challenges

A resolution setting up a procedure to review impeachment articles against Gov. Robert Bentley is under consideration in the House of Representatives

Key Contacts

Dept. of Commerce

Greg Canfield, Commerce Secretary
334-242-0421
401 Adams Avenue
P.O. Box 304106
Montgomery, AL 36130-4106
greg.canfield@commerce.alabama.gov
http://www.madeinalabama.com/

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Alabama

Taxation and Regulations
Workforce Quality
Living Environment

Based on CEO Survey by ChiefExecutive.net

Key Metrics
Taxation and Regulations
  • State Corporate Income Tax Rate: 6.50%
  • Highest Personal Income Tax Rate: 5%
Workforce Quality
  • % with High School diploma or more: 81.9
  • % with Bachelor’s degree or more: 22.0
  • % with Advanced degree or more: 7.7
  • Patents per 100K: 9.43
  • % of Employed Represented by Unions: 11.2
Quality of Life
  • Hopsitals per 10K: 0.235
  • Elementary/Secondary Schools per 1000 people: 0.335
  • Violent Crimes per 100K: 415.31
Key Companies
  • HealthSouth
  • Regions Financial
  • Vulcan Materials
Other Highlights
  • Alabama fell to #26 from #20 in 2010 — the state took #14 in 2009
  • Alabama ranks 44th in state debt per capita with $1738

Sources:
TaxFoundation.org
Statemaster.com
Bureau of Labor Statistics
U.S. Census Bureau
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
The National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education