Wyoming Rankings

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Business Climate:

Second for New Business Startup Activity

Source: (Kauffman Foundation) - 2015


Third Best State for Business (2014)

Source: (24/7 Wall Street) - 2015


Fifth Best Economic Performance (2003-2013)

Source: (American Legislative Exchange Council) - 2015


Most Business Friendly Tax Climate

Source: (Tax Foundation) - 2014, 2015


Lowest State/Local Tax Burden in the Country (2011)

Source: (Tax Foundation) - 2014


Eighth Best Pro-Business State

Source: (Pollina) - 2015


Third Best Business Climate

Source: (U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation) - 2015


Sixth Top State for Growth and Economic Performance

Source: (U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation) - 2015


State Management:

AAA Credit Rating (Highest Rating Possible)

Source: (Standard and Poor’s) - 2013, 2014


Second Best Run State in the Country

Source: (24/7 Wall Street) - 2014


Second Highest Rate of Trust in State Government - 76% (2013)

Source: (Gallup) - 2014


Innovation:

Top 15 Finalist in Community Impact Awards (Underwriters Laboratory Recruitment)

Source: (Trade & Industry Development Magazine) - 2015


Top Five Award of Excellence for Data Center Recruiting

Source: (Expansion Solutions Magazine) - 2014


Economic Indicators:

Unemployment Rate 4.0%

Source: (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics) - October 2015


Lowest Foreclosure Rate (2014)

Source: (Assets and Opportunity Scorecard) - 2015


Third Highest Annual Increase in GDP

Source: (Bureau of Economic Analysis) - 2014


Second Per Capita Income Growth

Source: U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation) - 2015


Fourth Gross State Product Growth (2004-2014)

Source: (U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation) - 2015


Higher Education:

UW #9 for Best Value College

Source: (Forbes) - 2015


Quality of Life:

Third Best State to Make a Living

Source: (MoneyRates.com) - 2015


Ranked #1 for Future Retirees (2012)

Source: (National Institute on Retirement Security) - 2014


Fourth Highest in Well-Being

Source: (Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index) -2014


Lowest Poverty Rate for Children

Source: (U.S. Census Bureau) - 2014