State Ranking Detail

2015 #20 | Delaware

CEOs praised Delaware for its pro-business regulatory and tax environment. This has led to higher job creation than neighboring states, and is reflected in its improvement in the annual CEO rankings.

TAXATION AND REGULATIONS

WORKFORCE QUALITY

LIVING ENVIRONMENT

Key Metrics

  • State GDP
  • % Growth ’12-’13: 1.60
  • % Growth ’12-’13 v. Nat’l Avg. (1.80%): -0.20
  • Unemployment
  • Unemployment Rate Dec. 2014 %: 5.40
  • Comparison with Nat’l Rate (5.60%): -0.20
  • Domestic Migration
  • Domestic Net Migration 2014: 12,019
  • Rank: 13
  • State Government
  • State Debt per Capita Fiscal Year ’13 ($): 6,245
  • State & Local Gov’t Employees per 10k Residents: 599
  • State-Local Tax Burden
  • Rate (%): 10.10%
  • Compared to Nat’l Avg. (9.80%): 0.30%

Key Companies

Dupont
Delphi Financial
Wilmington Trust

Development Trend Indicator

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Jobs growth that betters neighbors is biggest factor pushing it up the charts.