Wyoming Rankings

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Most Business Friendly Tax Climate

(Tax Foundation) – 2014

Link: http://taxfoundation.org/sites/taxfoundation.org/files/docs


Best Performing State Economy

(The Atlantic) – 2010

Link: http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2010/10/the-best-andworst-performing-state-economies-in-america/64307/


First Tax Environment for Mature Firms

(National Chamber Foundation) - 2012

Link: http://ncf.uschamber.com/library/enterprising-states

 

First College Affordability

(National Chamber Foundation) - 2012

Link: http://ncf.uschamber.com/library/enterprising-states

 

AAA Credit Rating - Highest Rating Possible

(Standard and Poor’s)

Second Best Run State in the Country

(24/7 Wall Street) – 2012

Link: http://247wallst.com/2012/11/27/the-best-and-worst-run-states-inamerica-a-survey-of-all-50/2/

 

One of the Top 5 “Next Boom States”

(National Chamber Foundation) - 2012

Link: http://ncf.uschamber.com/library/enterprising-states

 

Third Highest Percentage of Residents with High School Diplomas Per Capita

(Beacon Hill Institute) – 2012

Link: http://www.beaconhill.org/Compete10/Compete2010State.pdf

 

Lowest Electrical Prices Per Million BTU (or Electric Rates)

(Beacon Hill Institute) – 2012

Link: http://www.beaconhill.org/Compete10/Compete2010State.pdf

 

Top Ten State in Installed Wind Power Capacity

(American Wind Energy Association) – 2011

Link: http://www.awea.org/learnabout/publications/upload/Wyoming.pdf

 

No Income Tax

(Internal Revenue Service)

Link: http://www.irs.gov/uac/States-Without-a-State-Income-Tax

 

No Corporate or Gross Receipts Tax

(Tax Foundation)

Link: http://taxfoundation.org/sites/taxfoundation.org/files/docs/2013_Index.pdf

 

Percent of Total Employment From Firms Less Than Three Years Old (2008-2010)

(Fast Company)

Link: http://www.fastcompany.com/3007772/united-states-innovation-ranking-states-and-district-innovation?partner=newsletter

 

Second Emerging Data Center Hub

(Business Facilities Magazine) – 2012

Link: http://businessfacilities.com/articles/2012-business-facilitiesrankings-report/

 

Third Gross State Product Growth

(National Chamber Foundation) - 2012

Link: http://ncf.uschamber.com/library/enterprising-states

 

Third Per Capita Income Growth

(National Chamber Foundation) - 2012

Link: http://ncf.uschamber.com/library/enterprising-states

 

Fourth Overall in Economic Performance

(Free Enterprise) – 2013

Link: http://www.freeenterprise.com/enterprisingstates/#map/all/WY/

 

12th Highest Population Growth

(U.S. Census Bureau) – 2013

Link: http://www.wyomingbusinessreport.com/article/20140327/NEWS/140329964/-1/newsletterThursday

 

10th Best State Competitiveness

(Beacon Hill Institute) – 2012

Link: http://www.beaconhill.org/Compete11/BHICompetePR-2012-0306.pdf

Fifth Pro Business State

(Pollina Real Estate) - 2013

Link: http://www.pollina.com/top10probusiness.html

 

Fifth Best State to Make a Living

(MoneyRates.Com) – 2013

Link: http://www.money-rates.com/research-center/best-states-to-make-a-living/2013-complete-list.htm

 

Fifth Highest Economic Climate Ranking

(Forbes) – 2011

Link: http://www.forbes.com/places/wy/

 

Sixth Lowest Business Cost

(Forbes) – 2012

Link: http://www.forbes.com/places/wy/

 

Unemployment Rate 4.2%

(Lowest since 2008) – February 2014

Link: http://trib.com/business/wyoming-unemployment-lowest-since/article_1587e3ad-29b6-55b8-b94e-277865ae27b9.html

 

Seventh Largest Growth of International Exports (17% in 2012)

(U.S. Department of Commerce) - 2012

Link: http://www.commerce.gov/news/press-releases/2013/02/26/ new-data-shows-29-states-hit-record-export-levels-2012

 

Ninth Top State for Business

(CNBC) – 2013

Link: http://www.cnbc.com/id/100824779

 

Fourth Best Economic Outlook

American Legislative Exchange Council 2013

Link: http://www.alec.org/american-legislative-exchange-council-releases-new-rich-states-poor-states-report/

Fourth Most Friendly Environments For Small Business and
Entrepreneurship (SBE Council)

Small Business Policy Index 2013

Link: http://www.sbecouncil.org/2013/12/12/sbe-council-ranks-the-50-states-in-small-business-policy-index-2013/

Fifth State Fiscal Condition

(Mercatus Center George Mason University) – Fiscal Year 2012

Link: http://mercatus.org/sites/default/files/Arnett_StateFiscalCondition_v1.pdf


ADDITIONAL RANKINGS

National Chamber of Commerce Foundation, as of June 2012

Rankings: http://forum.uschamber.com/library/enterprising-states/wyoming

#1 Tax Environment for Mature Firms

#1 Business Tax Climate

#1 College Affordability

#2 Long-term Job Growth

#2 Gross State Product Growth

#2 STEM Job Growth

#3 Gross State Product Growth

#3 Per Capita Income Growth

#4 Small Business Survival Index

#5 Economic Output per Job

#9 Tax Environment for New Firms

#11 Business Birth Rate

#12 Road Quality

#15 Export Growth

#19 Business Closure Rate

#20 Bridge Quality

#21 Median Family Income

#22 Short-term Job Growth

#25 Growth in Share of National Exports