No 11: Oklahoma

No. 11


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%
  • Highest Personal Income Tax Rate: 5.50%

Workforce Quality

  • % with High School diploma or more: 85.5
  • % with Bachelor’s degree or more: 22.2
  • % with Advanced degree or more: 7.2
  • Patents per 100K: 14
  • % of Employed Represented by Unions: 6.90

Quality of Life

  • Hopsitals per 10K: 0.304
  • Elementary/Secondary Schools per 1000 people: 0.503
  • Violent Crimes per 100K: 482.86
Key Companies
  • Chesapeake Energy
  • The Williams Companies
  • Devon Energy
  • Williams Partners
Other Highlights
  • Oklahoma rose to #11 from #19 in 2010 — the state took #22 in 2009
  • Oklahoma ranks 32nd in state debt per capita with $2689

Bureau of Labor Statistics
U.S. Census Bureau
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
The National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education

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