Wyoming Rankings

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Most Business Friendly Tax Climate

(Tax Foundation) – 2014, 2015
http://taxfoundation.org/article/2015-state-business-tax-climate-index

Lowest State/Local Tax Burden in the Country

(Tax Foundation) – Released in 2014
http://taxfoundation.org/article/annual-state-local-tax-burden-ranking-fy-2011

Lowest Foreclosure Rate

(Assets and Opportunity Scorecard) – 2014
http://scorecard.assetsandopportunity.org/2014/state/wy

Second Best Return on Investment for Taxpayers

(Wallet Hub) - 2015
http://wallethub.com/edu/state-taxpayer-roi-report/3283/

Second Best Pro-Business State

(Pollina) – 2014
http://www.pollina.com/top10probusiness.html

Second Best Run State in the Country

(24/7 Wall Street) – 2014
http://247wallst.com/special-report/2014/12/03/the-best-and-worstrun-states-in-america-a-survey-of-all-50-3/

Second Highest Rate of Trust in State Government - 76%

(Gallup) – 2014
http://www.gallup.com/poll/168251/illinois-residents-least-trusting-stategovernment.aspx#1

Third Best Economic Performance

(American Legislative Exchange Council) – 2014
http://alec.org/docs/RSPS_7th_Edition.pdf

Unemployment Rate 4.5%

(U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics) - November 2014
http://www.bls.gov/lau/

Ranked #1 for Future Retirees

(National Institute on Retirement Security (NIRS)) - 2014
http://www.nirsonline.org/storage/nirs/documents/2014%20Scorecard/final_2014_scorecard.pdf

Best State for Military Retirees

(Wallet Hub) - 2014
http://wallethub.com/edu/best-states-for-military-retirees/3915/

Seventh Highest Ranking for Personal Income

(U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis) - 2014
http://bea.gov/newsreleases/regional/spi/sqpi_newsrelease.htm

Second Best Business Climate

(U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation) - 2014
http://www.uschamberfoundation.org/enterprising-states-2014-re-creating-equality-and-opportunity

Second Best Air Quality

(America’s Health Rankings) – 2014
http://www.americashealthrankings.org/WY/air/2013

Second Highest Increase in GDP

(Bureau of Economic Analysis) - 2013
http://www.bea.gov/newsreleases/regional/gdp_state/gsp_newsrelease.htm

Fourth Top State for Growth and Economic Performance

(U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation) – 2013
http://www.forbes.com/pictures/mli45efejk/23-wyoming/

Fourth Overall in Economic Performance

(Free Enterprise) – 2013
http://www.freeenterprise.com/enterprisingstates/#map/all/WY/

Fifth Best State to Make a Living

(MoneyRates.Com) – 2013
http://www.money-rates.com/research-center/best-states-to-make-aliving/2013-complete-list.htm

Second Emerging Data Center Hub

(Business Facilities Magazine) – 2012
http://businessfacilities.com/articles/2012-business-facilitiesrankings-report/

Third Gross State Product Growth

(U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation) - 2012
http://ncf.uschamber.com/library/enterprising-states

Third Per Capita Income Growth

(U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation) - 2012
http://ncf.uschamber.com/library/enterprising-states

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

(U.S. Department of Commerce) - 2012
http://www.commerce.gov/news/press-releases/2013/02/26/new-data-shows-29-states-hit-record-export-levels-2012

AAA Credit Rating - Highest Rating Possible

(Standard and Poor’s) 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014


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