#14 Wyoming


#1 in Taxation and Regulation

#21 in Workforce Quality

#14 in Living Environment

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Regional Profile – Southwest

STATE
OVERALL REGIONAL RANK
TAXATION & REGULATION REGIONAL RANK
WORKFORCE QUALITY REGIONAL RANK
LIVING ENVIRONMENT REGIONAL RANK
California
9
9
9
9
Colorado
3
6
7
2
Idaho
5
2
2
1
Montana
6
5
4
4
Nevada
1
3
6
8
Oregon
8
8
8
7
Utah
4
4
1
3
Washington
7
7
3
5
Wyoming
2
1
5
6

Key Industries

Clean Tech, Data Center, Firearms, Logistics, Manufacturing, Mining

Key Companies

Cloud Peak Energy

Great Lakes Aviation

United Bankshares

Uranerz Energy Corp.

U.S. Energy Corp.

Advantages

There is no corporate income or gross receipts tax in Wyoming.

Cheyenne is emerging as a data center hub.

Challenges

A long-planned $400 million rail line that would haul coal from a mine near the Wyoming-Montana border was derailed by the federal government.

Key Contacts

Business Council

Shawn Reese, Chief Executive Officer
307-777-2862
214 West 15th St.
Cheyenne, WY 82002-0240

shawn.reese@wyo.gov
http://www.wyomingbusiness.org/

CEO Comments

“Utah and Wyoming chose not to expand Medicaid and they have the highest rates of suicide in the country.”

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No 14: Wyoming

No. 14

Wyoming

Taxation and Regulations
Workforce Quality
Living Environment

Based on CEO Survey by ChiefExecutive.net

Key Metrics
Taxation and Regulations
  • State Corporate Income Tax Rate: None
  • Highest Personal Income Tax Rate: None
Workforce Quality
  • % with High School diploma or more: 91.7
  • % with Bachelor’s degree or more: 23.6
  • % with Advanced degree or more: 7.9
  • Patents per 100K: 15.1
  • % of Employed Represented by Unions: 8.4
Quality of Life
  • Hopsitals per 10K: 0.452
  • Elementary/Secondary Schools per 1000 people: 0.746
  • Violent Crimes per 100K: 226.84
Key Companies
  • United Bankshares
  • Cloud Peak Energy
  • Great Lakes Aviation
  • U.S. Energy Corp.
Other Highlights
  • Wyoming rose to #14 from #15 in 2010 — the state took # 20 in 2009
  • Wyoming ranks 33rd in state debt per capita with $2452

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