California

Arizona

Texas 3.3%

Illinois

Indiana

Michigan

Tennessee

Ohio

Georgia

N. Carolina

Real GDP growth 2010-11
2.3% 1.3% 1.9% 1.1% 1.1% 1.7% 1.8%

2.0%

1.5%

54

52

Number of Fortune 500 companies
32
2013 ranking

19 6 9.3% 7.9% 6.4% 8.5% 8.4% 6 9

27 16 12

9.0%

Jobless rate
April 2013

8.9% 8.0% 7.0% 8.2%

1% to 13.3%

2.9% to 4.45% None

*Percentage of federal adjusted gross income with modifications
5%* 3.4%* 4.25%* 6%

State income tax rate

0.59% to 5.925%

1% to 6%

6% to 7.75%

8.84%

6.968%

None. Texas’ margin tax is 0.5%-1% on gross receipts.

Corporate income tax rate
9.5% 8% 6% 6.5%

None. Ohio's commercial activities tax is 0.26%.

6%

6.9%

Top states for business

SOURCES: Chief Executive magazine; Fortune magazine; the Tax Foundation, U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis; U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Michael Hogue/Staff Artist

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