West Virginia

No 42: West Virginia

No. 42

West Virginia

Taxation and Regulations
Workforce Quality
Living Environment

Based on CEO Survey by ChiefExecutive.net

Key Metrics
Taxation and Regulations

  • State Corporate Income Tax Rate: 8.70%
  • Highest Personal Income Tax Rate: 6.50%

Workforce Quality

  • % with High School diploma or more: 82.2
  • % with Bachelor’s degree or more: 17.1
  • % with Advanced degree or more: 6.7
  • Patents per 100K: 6.48
  • % of Employed Represented by Unions: 16.5

Quality of Life

  • Hopsitals per 10K: 0.314
  • Elementary/Secondary Schools per 1000 people: 0.44
  • Violent Crimes per 100K: 279.5
Key Companies
  • International Coal Group Inc.
  • MTR Gaming
  • United Bankshares
Other Highlights
  • West Virginia fell 8 spots from #34 in 2010 to #42 in 2011 — the state took #37 in 2009
  • West Virginia ranks 22nd in state debt per capita with $3578

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

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