Business Climate Comparison

Missouri is confident that when it comes to our overall business climate, we rank among the best.

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Category: POPULATION
  2010 Density (sq mi) 87.1 1.2 94.4 1.2 56.3 239.1 48.5 738.1 9856.5 460.8 350.6 168.4 211.8 54.5 19 231.1 181 34.9 109.9 104.9 839.4 43.1 594.8 174.8 66.6 63.2 6.8 196.1 9.7 23.8 147 1195.5 17 24.6 411.2 282.3 54.7 39.9 283.9 1018.1 153.9 10.7 153.9 96.3 33.6 202.6 67.9 101.2 105 77.1 5.8
  2010 Population 5.99M .71M 4.78M .71M 6.39M 37.25M 5.03M 3.57M .6M .9M 18.8M 9.69M 1.36M 3.05M 1.57M 12.83M 6.48M 2.85M 4.34M 4.53M 6.55M 1.33M 5.77M 9.88M 5.3M 2.97M .99M 9.54M .67M 1.83M 1.32M 8.79M 2.06M 2.7M 19.38M 11.54M 3.75M 3.83M 12.7M 1.05M 4.63M .81M 6.35M 25.15M 2.76M 8.M .63M 6.72M 5.69M 1.85M .56M
  2015 Population 6.08M .74M 4.86M .74M 6.83M 39.14M 5.46M 3.59M .67M .95M 20.27M 10.21M 1.43M 3.12M 1.65M 12.86M 6.62M 2.91M 4.43M 4.67M 6.79M 1.33M 6.01M 9.92M 5.49M 2.99M 1.03M 10.04M .76M 1.9M 1.33M 8.96M 2.09M 2.89M 19.8M 11.61M 3.91M 4.03M 12.8M 1.06M 4.9M .86M 6.6M 27.47M 3.M 8.38M .63M 7.17M 5.77M 1.84M .59M
Category: INCOME
  2010 Median Family Income $56,214 $76,962 $50,429 $76,962 $55,353 $65,481 $67,800 $81,246 $77,514 $68,746 $53,093 $55,209 $76,134 $60,917 $52,342 $65,417 $55,368 $61,013 $50,392 $52,456 $78,653 $58,197 $83,137 $56,101 $69,625 $45,484 $54,507 $52,920 $65,207 $60,812 $74,634 $82,427 $51,020 $60,192 $65,897 $56,518 $51,958 $56,661 $61,890 $67,814 $51,704 $59,987 $51,083 $56,575 $61,618 $72,476 $62,575 $67,328 $62,088 $48,927 $65,841
  2014 Median Family Income $61,299 $82,307 $53,764 $82,307 $59,700 $71,015 $75,405 $88,819 $84,094 $72,594 $57,212 $58,885 $49,187 $67,771 $58,101 $71,796 $60,780 $66,425 $54,776 $56,573 $87,951 $62,078 $89,678 $61,243 $77,941 $50,178 $60,643 $57,380 $75,221 $66,120 $80,581 $88,419 $54,705 $60,824 $71,115 $62,300 $58,710 $62,670 $67,876 $71,212 $56,491 $66,936 $55,557 $62,830 $69,535 $78,290 $67,154 $74,193 $67,187 $52,413 $72,460
  2010 Per Capita Personal Income $36,605 $45,725 $33,905 $45,725 $33,967 $42,297 $41,717 $55,315 $69,769 $41,072 $38,493 $34,343 $41,654 $39,038 $32,076 $42,072 $34,386 $38,787 $32,947 $37,217 $51,488 $37,180 $50,044 $35,111 $42,616 $30,847 $34,589 $35,462 $43,232 $39,935 $44,952 $51,010 $33,170 $36,692 $49,529 $36,274 $35,926 $35,869 $41,680 $42,999 $32,688 $40,596 $35,431 $38,103 $32,472 $44,854 $40,126 $42,521 $38,755 $31,796 $45,066
  2015 Per Capita Personal Income $42,752 $55,940 $38,965 $55,940 $39,060 $52,651 $50,410 $66,972 $71,496 $47,662 $44,101 $40,551 $47,753 $44,971 $37,509 $49,741 $40,998 $45,876 $38,989 $43,252 $61,032 $42,077 $56,127 $42,427 $50,541 $35,444 $41,280 $40,656 $54,376 $48,006 $54,817 $59,782 $38,457 $42,185 $57,705 $43,478 $44,272 $42,974 $49,180 $50,080 $38,041 $45,002 $42,069 $46,745 $39,045 $52,136 $47,864 $51,146 $45,617 $37,047 $55,303
Category: EDUCATION
  2015 ACT Average Composite Score 21.7 21.1 19.1 21.1 19.9 22.5 20.7 24.4 21.1 23.5 19.9 21 18.5 22.2 22.7 20.7 22.1 21.9 20 19.4 24.4 24.2 22.7 20.1 22.7 19 20.4 19 20.6 21.5 24.3 23.2 20.1 21 23.7 22 20.7 21.5 22.9 23.1 20.4 21.9 19.8 20.9 20.2 23.1 23.5 22.4 22.2 20.8 20.2
  2015 ACT Average Science Score 21.7 20.9 19.1 20.9 19.7 22 20.8 23.8 20.7 23.1 19.5 20.9 18.4 22.3 22.4 20.6 21.8 21.8 20.1 19.4 23.8 23.6 22.5 20.4 22.7 19 20.5 19 20.8 21.6 23.9 22.6 20.3 20.9 23.5 22.1 20.7 21.4 22.5 22.5 20.4 22.1 19.9 21 20.4 22.8 23.2 22.4 22.3 20.7 20.4
  2015 ACT Average Math Score 21 21.1 18.4 21.1 20.2 22.7 20.4 24.1 21.1 23 19.6 20.5 19.1 21.5 22.2 20.7 22 21.6 19.5 18.9 24.6 23.9 22.5 19.9 22.8 18.3 20.4 19.5 20.6 21 24.1 23.7 19.8 21 23.8 21.7 19.8 21.4 22.8 22.6 20.2 21.7 19.3 21.1 19.8 22.8 23 22.4 22 19.7 19.9
  2014 College Graduates 25+yrs 28.0% 28.0% 23.5% 28.0% 27.6% 31.7% 38.3% 38.0% 55.0% 30.6% 27.3% 29.1% 30.0% 27.7% 25.0% 32.8% 24.7% 31.5% 22.2% 22.9% 41.2% 29.4% 38.2% 27.4% 34.3% 21.1% 29.3% 28.7% 27.4% 29.5% 34.2% 37.4% 26.4% 23.1% 34.5% 26.6% 24.2% 30.8% 29.0% 30.4% 26.0% 26.2% 25.3% 27.8% 31.1% 36.7% 34.9% 33.1% 19.7% 19.2% 26.6%
  2014 High School Graduates 25+yrs 89.0% 92.9% 84.7% 92.9% 86.1% 82.1% 90.5% 90.1% 90.2% 89.0% 87.2% 85.6% 92.5% 92.1% 90.1% 88.2% 88.4% 90.3% 84.5% 83.6% 89.7% 91.7% 89.6% 89.9% 92.6% 82.8% 92.6% 86.4% 92.2% 90.3% 91.1% 89.1% 84.2% 85.1% 85.7% 89.4% 87.3% 89.7% 89.4% 85.8% 84.6% 90.5% 85.8% 82.2% 91.4% 88.5% 92.0% 90.4% 86.2% 85.2% 92.6%
Category: TAXES
  2016 Diesel Total Tax/Gallon (cents) 17.3 8.95 19 8.95 27 35.5 20.5 50.3 23.5 22 31.7 29 17 33.5 33 22.6 16 27.03 23 20.125 24 31.2 33.35 15 28.6 18.4 27.75 35.25 23 27.1 23.825 17.5 22.875 27.75 23.25 28 14 30 64 34 16.75 30 18.4 20 29.4 20.2 32 44.5 32.9 33.2 24
  2016 Gasoline Total Tax/Gallon (cents) 17.3 8.95 18 8.95 19 35 22 25 23.5 23 28.4 26 17 31.8 33 20.1 18 25.03 26 20.125 24 30 32.6 19 28.6 18.4 27 35.25 23 27.7 23.825 14.5 18.875 23.805 25 28 17 30 50.3 34 16.75 30 21.4 20 29.4 16.2 30.46 44.5 32.9 33.2 24
  2014 Per Capita Corporate Income Tax Revenue $59.00 $555.07 $83.81 $555.07 $85.45 $228.30 $133.97 $174.43 N/A $298.06 $102.74 $93.47 $88.79 $125.10 $116.25 $332.64 $131.39 $113.70 $152.82 $103.49 $325.35 $137.53 $164.44 $88.90 $241.11 $175.78 $146.68 $136.83 $338.67 $162.95 $409.14 $264.94 $98.63 N/A $246.21 N/A $102.45 $124.71 $179.99 $113.83 $67.83 $29.09 $179.71 N/A $104.63 $88.94 $168.89 N/A $171.33 $109.98 N/A
  2014 Per Capita Personal Income Tax Revenue $884.29 N/A $661.24 N/A $514.36 $1,752.35 $1,056.50 $2,161.05 N/A $1,111.93 N/A $887.91 $1,229.58 $1,029.11 $818.66 $1,246.71 $742.22 $864.89 $849.51 $592.23 $1,963.74 $1,063.17 $1,300.74 $794.63 $1,746.04 $556.88 $1,038.77 $1,044.91 $674.16 $1,128.97 $69.90 $1,339.61 $622.13 N/A $2,175.85 $726.65 $763.82 $1,674.82 $845.36 $1,031.49 $708.23 N/A $36.53 N/A $981.99 $1,306.43 $1,077.69 N/A $1,179.89 $956.84 N/A
  2014 Per Capita Property Tax Revenue $4.90 $173.84 $67.97 $173.84 $122.34 $56.08 N/A N/A N/A N/A $0.01 $78.07 N/A N/A N/A $4.25 $1.22 $27.98 $127.42 $11.91 $0.51 $26.88 $121.43 $193.74 $153.33 $8.38 $262.32 N/A $4.09 $0.08 $288.76 $0.75 $50.65 $91.09 N/A N/A N/A $5.48 $3.52 $2.46 $4.48 N/A N/A N/A N/A $4.27 $1,572.83 $279.59 $27.63 N/A $513.73
  2014 Per Capita Sales Tax Revenue $810.61 $349.78 $992.43 $349.78 $1,152.74 $1,288.63 $835.40 $1,885.74 N/A $513.41 $1,460.14 $723.97 $2,710.46 $1,213.96 $1,114.31 $1,223.43 $1,575.77 $1,339.83 $1,213.14 $1,100.21 $1,176.06 $1,437.05 $1,342.37 $1,242.15 $1,788.35 $1,571.42 $537.58 $1,003.47 $2,499.22 $1,224.53 $661.01 $1,426.67 $1,342.50 $2,012.68 $1,192.37 $1,347.05 $1,028.70 $363.84 $1,362.25 $1,484.30 $957.76 $1,519.91 $1,337.24 $1,697.02 $911.38 $728.20 $1,619.89 $2,153.96 $1,278.24 $1,384.08 $1,584.79
  2014 Per Capita Total Tax Revenue $1,854 $4,604 $1,917 $4,604 $1,944 $3,558 $2,195 $4,431 $9,679 $3,393 $1,779 $1,845 $4,249 $2,662 $2,247 $3,042 $2,554 $2,526 $2,516 $2,085 $3,741 $2,893 $3,168 $2,503 $4,238 $2,530 $2,593 $2,353 $8,282 $2,592 $1,720 $3,321 $2,760 $2,516 $3,898 $2,331 $2,347 $2,439 $2,674 $2,811 $1,849 $1,886 $1,803 $2,050 $2,145 $2,276 $4,725 $2,754 $2,850 $2,908 $3,876
  2016 Vendor Discounts 2.00% N/A 5.0%-2.0% N/A 1.00% None 3.33% None None N/A 2.50% 3.0%-0.5% None None None 1.75% 0.73% None 1.75%-1.5% 0.94% None None 1.2%-0.90% 0.50% None 2.00% N/A None 1.50% 2.50% N/A None None 0.25% 5.00% 0.75% 1.00% N/A 1.00% None 3.0%-2.0% 1.50% None 0.50% 1.31% 1.6%-0.8% None None 0.50% None 1.95%-1.0%
  2016 State Sales Tax Rate 4.20% N/A 4.00% N/A 5.60% 7.50% 2.90% 6.40% 5.75% N/A 6.00% 4.00% 4.00% 6.00% 6.00% 6.30% 7.00% 6.20% 6.00% 4.00% 6.30% 5.50% 6.00% 6.00% 6.90% 7.00% N/A 4.80% 5.00% 5.50% N/A 7.00% 5.10% 6.90% 4.00% 5.80% 4.50% N/A 6.00% 7.00% 6.00% 4.00% 7.00% 6.30% 6.00% 5.30% 6.00% 6.50% 5.00% 6.00% 4.00%
  2016 Federal Income Tax Deduction Yes No Yes No No No No No No No No No No Yes No No No No No Yes No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No
Category: COST OF LIVING
  1st Quarter, 2016 Cost of Living – Miscellaneous 95.2 117.6 95.9 117.6 97.2 108.2 101.5 119.6 118.9 106.6 101 95.2 124.8 94.9 97.4 97.7 92.2 95.4 96.1 98.5 132.7 109.3 102 90.8 107.3 89.6 99.1 100.7 99.9 92.8 118.2 114.2 96 107.6 115.2 97.9 93 123.2 98.3 115.4 106.3 92.1 98 94.8 93.4 98.8 110.8 107.8 115 101.5 89.5
  1st Quarter, 2016 Cost of Living – Utilities 108.5 149.2 101.3 149.2 96.7 113.2 84 120.7 117.9 110 105 108.5 212.3 96.3 83.7 95.9 88.3 98.5 95.3 92 140.1 106.1 101.2 97.2 90.7 90.7 93.3 98.7 92.2 88.1 127.7 108.1 84.8 95.4 104 95.3 93.4 80.5 113.8 144.6 106.9 99.1 91.2 95 85.6 101.9 122 93.4 99.7 102 98.1
  1st Quarter, 2016 Cost of Living – Housing 76.5 140 74 140 96.9 192.3 121.3 157 226.4 92.5 92.4 76.5 312.2 82.5 81.5 90.2 76 78.5 80.8 88.9 198.5 120.3 174.6 85 90.7 72 108.8 79.8 97.6 84.1 116.5 150.6 94.5 101.6 194.1 79.7 77.5 170.1 103.8 135.9 90.2 116.8 76.9 84.5 97.6 106.6 154 108.4 92.1 93.9 83.1
  1st Quarter, 2016 Cost of Living – Transportation 90.8 140.7 90.3 140.7 99.7 137 91.4 121.5 105.9 93 102.8 90.8 137.4 93.2 110.4 101.2 92.3 90.6 95.8 92.1 112.5 115.7 110.1 99.7 95.2 90.7 98.1 92.9 89 94.7 108.5 103.6 99.2 124 118.9 100.6 86.2 116.2 111.1 107.4 94.9 94.7 88.7 92.1 110 91.7 117.2 122.1 102.2 86.9 106.8
  1st Quarter, 2016 Cost of Living – Health Care 97.5 143.6 86.7 143.6 100.3 108.4 104 116.2 97.2 100.4 96.9 97.5 110.1 97.3 105.1 100.2 96 96.7 89.1 96.6 130.4 106.8 92 98 109.4 91.4 105.6 105.6 112.1 97.9 116.1 97.7 95.1 105.3 100.8 94.5 93.2 112 91.1 105.6 105.2 94.8 90.4 95.8 89.8 101 104.6 117.9 115 93.8 97
  1st Quarter, 2016 Cost of Living – Grocery Items 95.7 132.5 96.9 132.5 99.6 113.6 103.6 131.4 120.7 115.4 101.8 95.7 167.3 96 91.1 100.2 91.8 93.3 87.5 95.7 111.5 98.9 113.4 92.4 104.4 92.3 100.9 99.2 104.8 96.8 116.9 120.5 94 103.2 111.2 98.6 92.7 122.6 103.6 102.9 106.6 101.1 93.8 90.1 96.9 93.7 107.7 108.2 101.2 102.8 97.9
  1st Quarter, 2016 Cost of Living – Composite 91 132.8 89.4 132.8 97.8 136.2 104.5 131.8 146.8 102.4 99.1 91 192.8 91.6 92.5 96.2 87.4 90.2 90.3 94 146.7 111.3 124.3 91.4 99.3 85..3 101.6 93.8 97.4 90.8 117.4 120.3 94.5 105.8 135.4 92.8 87.9 130.6 103.2 121.2 100.6 101.3 89.5 91 93.1 99.9 124.1 108.6 98.5 97.8 92
  1st Quarter, 2016 Cost of Living – Rank 11 46 5 46 24 48 35 45 50 33 27 10 51 14 16 22 2 7 8 20 49 38 43 13 28 1 32 19 23 9 39 40 21 36 47 17 3 44 34 41 30 31 6 12 18 29 42 37 26 25 15
Category: BUSINESS CLIMATE
  2015 Avg Commercial Natural Gas ($/1000cft) 9.1 8.01 11.03 8.01 10.53 7.98 N/A 8.56 11.55 10.7 10.74 8.49 31.17 6.49 7.61 7.26 7.58 8.83 8.8 7.93 N/A 14.4 10 7.49 7.3 7.86 7.82 N/A 6.7 6.54 13.63 8.52 N/A 8.66 6.89 6.62 8.22 N/A N/A 11.97 8.37 6.11 8.46 N/A 7.97 8.11 N/A 9.14 N/A 9.15 N/A
  2015 Avg Residential Natural Gas ($/1000cft) 11.59 9.68 13.95 9.68 17.04 11.38 N/A 12.47 12.52 N/A 19.29 15.06 40 8.49 8.62 7.95 N/A N/A 10.94 10.71 N/A N/A 12.05 8.78 8.84 9.71 8.21 N/A N/A 8.94 N/A 8.37 8.58 11.82 11.2 9.49 10.26 N/A N/A 14.23 N/A 8.21 9.69 10.65 9.72 11.58 14.56 10.61 N/A 10.46 9.19
  2015 Avg Industrial Natural Gas ($/1000cft) 7.75 6.86 3.94 6.86 N/A 6.35 N/A 6.37 N/A N/A N/A N/A 18.81 N/A 5.82 5.36 6.29 4.37 4.36 2.9 9.34 N/A N/A 6.59 4.95 4.69 6.45 6.03 3.14 4.61 8.1 N/A 4.95 8.12 N/A N/A 7.33 6.38 9.21 9.26 4.39 4.98 4.89 2.9 5.89 N/A 5.5 8.71 N/A N/A N/A
  2015 Avg Residential Electric (Cents/kWh) 10.99 20.13 11.77 20.13 12.18 17.02 11.98 20.9 12.97 13.46 11.75 11.48 29.61 11.87 9.98 12.49 11.18 12.31 10.08 9.22 19.81 15.67 13.91 14.45 12.3 11.3 10.96 11.32 9.75 10.79 18.52 15.97 12.55 12.77 18.57 12.66 10.02 10.66 13.84 19.29 12.42 10.94 10.27 11.64 10.98 11.36 17.07 9 14.38 10.08 10.97
  2015 Avg Commercial Electric (Cents/kWh) 9.02 17.81 10.92 17.81 10.47 15.79 9.82 15.95 12.02 10.3 9.65 9.75 26.92 9.05 7.82 8.9 9.56 9.99 9.31 8.59 15.7 13.15 11.05 10.59 9.52 10.6 10.2 8.71 8.79 8.9 14.97 12.98 10.45 9.25 15.21 9.96 7.54 8.81 9.61 15.82 10.12 8.9 10.21 7.8 8.72 8.24 14.51 8.16 11.03 8.61 9.11
  2015 Avg Industrial Electric (Cents/kWh) 6.22 14.85 6.09 14.85 6.26 12.33 7.08 12.98 8.83 8.24 8.3 5.73 23.06 5.95 6.62 6.35 6.66 7.37 5.41 5.38 13.28 9.06 8.64 7.16 7.13 6.64 5.22 6.4 8.26 7.55 12.74 10.89 6.17 6.74 6.37 6.88 5.23 6.06 7.24 13.9 5.98 7.27 6.3 5.58 6.23 6.96 10.13 4.42 7.77 6.11 6.74
  2015 Patents/100,000 Population 20.6 6.2 10.7 6.2 40.1 111.4 63.6 65.9 24.8 39.7 24.2 28.1 11.6 34.5 54.9 45.6 34.4 34.4 16.2 9.5 106.5 17 32.7 62.3 88.4 5.8 16.3 36.4 16.8 17.8 69.4 56.1 21.8 27.3 47.4 37 15.3 69.4 33 37.2 21.6 14.9 17.1 38.4 53.2 26.5 75.1 98.2 44.5 7.4 19.5
  2015 Number of Patents 1,251 46 519 46 2,741 43,609 3,472 2,367 167 376 4,913 2,874 166 1078 909 5,862 2,278 1,001 716 446 7,234 226 1,964 6,184 4,852 174 168 3,651 127 337 924 5,026 455 789 9,391 4,298 597 2,796 4,225 393 1058 128 1,127 10,561 1,595 2,222 470 7,038 2,571 136 114
  2015 Total Patents Since 1995 20,717 1,009 9,048 1,009 38,930 512,697 46,593 41,082 1,793 8,601 70,389 37,556 2,256 15,688 25,433 89,217 34,059 12,646 10,621 8,910 92,688 3,469 32,535 88,310 68,667 3,649 2,783 49,247 1,847 5,301 14,299 83,722 7,672 10,667 148,112 76,815 11,367 40,804 74,304 7,305 14,410 1,769 19,351 145,272 19,163 28,927 9,571 76,525 42,887 2,894 1,559
  2015 Small Business Technology Transfer $.57M $149,721 $3.54M $149,721 $7.2M $37.78M $6.39M $2.79M $0 $229,962 $5.1M $3.91M $0 $0 $498,773 $8.55M $2.62M $464,725 $2.17M $225,000 $25.65M $449,995 $15.34M $5.2M $3.64M $192,377 $2.37M $7.2M $0 $757,023 $2.5M $2.4M $2.6M $374,997 $12.2M $10.2M $0 $4.97M $9.9M $229,301 $948,793 $149,984 $1.5M $8.8M $2.9M $14.2M $508,209 $1.7M $3.5M $0 $150,000
Category: LABOR
  2016 Right-to-Work Law No No Yes No Yes No No No No No Yes Yes No Yes Yes No Yes Yes No Yes No No No Yes No Yes No Yes Yes Yes No No No Yes No No Yes No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes Yes Yes
  2015 Represented by Unions 9.8% 21.7% 11.0% 21.7% 6.1% 17.2% 9.3% 17.4% 12.1% 10.4% 8.4% 5.1% 21.7% 12.2% 7.3% 16.0% 11.3% 10.8% 12.1% 6.8% 14.2% 13.6% 12.2% 16.5% 15.0% 6.8% 13.9% 4.1% 6.8% 9.0% 11.4% 16.6% 7.9% 16.5% 26.0% 13.6% 7.4% 16.2% 14.4% 14.9% 2.9% 6.9% 6.5% 5.6% 5.2% 4.9% 14.7% 18.0% 9.4% 13.7% 8.2%
  2015 Members of Unions 8.8% 19.6% 10.2% 19.6% 5.2% 15.9% 8.4% 17.0% 10.4% 9.2% 6.8% 4.0% 20.4% 9.6% 6.8% 15.2% 10.0% 8.7% 11.0% 5.8% 12.9% 11.6% 10.4% 15.2% 14.2% 5.4% 12.2% 3.0% 5.4% 7.7% 9.7% 15.4% 6.2% 14.3% 24.7% 12.3% 5.6% 14.8% 13.3% 14.2% 2.1% 5.9% 5.4% 4.5% 3.9% 5.4% 12.6% 16.8% 8.3% 12.4% 7.1%
  2016 Unemployment Insurance Max Rate 9.75 5.4 7.1 5.4 7.79 6.2 8.15 6.8 7.2 8.2 5.4 5.4 5.8 7.5 5.4 8.15 7.54 7.4 10 6.2 11.13 6.86 9 10.3 9.1 5.56 6.12 5.76 9.7 5.4 6 7 6.4 5.4 8.9 8.6 5.5 5.4 10.89 9.79 6.03 9.5 10 7.49 7.3 6.54 8.4 5.84 12 7.5 10
  2016 Unemployment Insurance New Employer Entry Rate 3.51 2.45 2.7 2.45 2 6.4 1.7 4.9 2.7 2.1 2.7 2.62 3 1 1.58 3.75 2.5 2.7 2.7 InAvg% 1.87 2.6 2.6 2.7 1.86 1.16 InAvg% 1.2 1.07 1.25 2.2 3.4 InAvg% 2.95 3.4 2.7 2.2 2.9 3.68 2.74 1.55 1.2 2.7 2.7 InAvg% 8.84 1 InAvg% 3.6 2.7 InAvg%
  2016 Unemployment Insurance Min Rate 0 1 0.95 1 0.03 1.5 0.62 1.9 1.6 0.3 0.24 0.02 0.4 0 0.45 0.55 0.51 0.07 1 0.1 0.73 0.74 0.6 0.06 0.2 0.36 0.02 0.06 0.1 0 0.05 1.2 0.33 0.25 1.5 0.3 0.1 1.5 2.8 1.69 0.06 0 0.15 0.47 0.3 0.44 1.3 0.17 0.27 1.5 0.27
  2016 Unemployment Insurance Taxable Wage Base $13,000 $39,700 $8,000 $39,700 $7,000 $7,000 $12,200 $15,000 $9,000 $18,500 $7,000 $9,500 $42,200 $28,300 $37,200 $12,960 $9,500 $14,000 $10,200 $7,700 $15,000 $1,200 $8,500 $9,000 $31,000 $14,000 $30,500 $22,300 $37,200 $9,000 $14,000 $32,600 $24,100 $28,200 $10,700 $9,000 $17,500 $36,900 $9,500 $22,000 $14,000 $15,000 $8,000 $9,000 $32,200 $8,000 $16,800 $44,000 $14,000 $12,000 $25,500
  2015 Annual Avg Mfg Wage $74,092 $56,769 $67,722 $56,769 $83,386 $98,889 $80,229 $99,921 $81,655 $85,449 $70,230 $72,500 $46,884 $77,038 $66,227 $87,920 $79,064 $74,883 $71,455 $46,856 $99,780 $64,888 $85,950 $82,747 $80,814 $60,153 $51,743 $73,743 $60,058 $68,047 $78,331 $95,338 $59,450 $67,334 $80,601 $75,496 $69,858 $79,088 $73,528 $72,337 $73,497 $65,579 $70,950 $87,830 $69,376 $71,871 $61,773 $88,857 $72,329 $70,779 $71,677
  2015 Total Mfg Employment 270,670 17,145 263,640 17,145 170,847 1,386,726 154,401 169,244 1,799 27,100 372,681 389,819 18,934 224,382 66,611 602,716 523,920 169,818 243,107 2,069,930 264,637 56,105 114,400 605,155 329,080 145,465 23,429 473,437 27,573 101,247 71,986 258,994 34,774 47,057 491,514 706,083 151,398 197,303 599,987 43,074 240,023 44,784 340,754 966,218 130,106 245,772 35,634 310,931 483,356 50,812 12,008
  2015 Annual Avg Unemployment Rate 5.0 6.5 6.1 6.5 6.1 6.2 3.9 5.6 6.9 4.9 5.4 5.9 3.6 3.7 4.1 5.9 4.8 4.2 5.4 6.3 5 4.4 5.2 5.4 3.7 6.5 4.1 5.7 2.7 3 3.4 5.6 6.6 6.7 5.3 4.9 4.2 5.7 5.1 6 6 3.1 5.8 4.5 3.5 4.4 3.7 5.7 4.6 6.7 4.2
Category: INFRASTRUCTURE
  2013 Number of Heliports 116 43 87 43 108 411 179 68 13 10 292 114 16 86 50 248 128 33 95 212 133 19 66 94 64 43 36 107 15 34 78 207 31 27 183 215 85 94 345 14 33 33 113 553 55 134 16 168 98 39 26
  2013 Number of Airports 363 554 180 554 189 522 265 51 3 31 501 336 32 199 227 478 405 333 150 229 75 115 149 355 327 186 231 338 256 198 54 100 135 97 388 450 294 325 432 90 158 143 212 1,466 91 291 61 370 435 75 95
  2013 Total Public Road Miles 131,900 15,680 101,837 15,680 66,441 174,989 88,565 21,474 1,501 6,393 122,088 128,620 4,430 114,429 48,082 15,708 97,553 140,687 79,598 61,427 36,370 22,882 32,422 122,141 138,767 75,116 74,933 106,202 87,078 93,770 16,098 39,293 70,722 40,139 114,728 123,297 112,940 71,228 119,936 6,106 66,232 82,558 95,536 313,228 46,254 74,748 14,266 82,448 115,145 38,750 29,024
  2013 Miles of Principal and Minor Arterial Roads 10,487 1,571 9,716 1,571 6,021 30,002 9,259 3,004 286 6680 13,590 14,329 824 9,778 4,249 14,771 8,758 9,688 6,169 5,685 6,768 2,199 4,110 15,008 13,686 7,740 6,088 10,018 5,941 8,144 1,745 6,391 4,963 3,471 14,601 11,253 8,417 7,112 13,762 914 7,233 6,430 9,305 33,280 3,772 8,764 1,320 8,412 12,910 3,498 3,671
  2013 Interstate Miles 1,379 1,081 1,002 1,081 1,168 2,451 952 346 12 414 1,495 1,247 55 782 612 2,185 1,188 874 801 926 575 367 481 1,244 914 700 1,192 1,255 571 482 225 431 1,000 596 1,724 1,574 933 730 1,857 70 851 679 1,104 3,415 937 1,119 320 764 743 555 914
  2012 Total Miles of Freight Railroads 3,957 506 3,194 506 1,643 5,295 2,662 364 20 250 2,900 4,653 0 3,869 1,623 6,986 4,075 4,855 2,608 2,927 973 1,116 758 3,542 4,450 2,452 3,200 3,258 3,330 3,375 344 981 1,837 1,192 3,447 5,288 3,273 2,396 5,151 19 2,311 1,753 2,649 10,469 1,343 3,215 590 3,192 3,449 2,226 1,860
  2012 Total Freight Railroads 17 1 26 1 9 24 14 8 3 7 14 24 0 14 12 40 41 13 13 18 12 8 9 27 18 27 8 23 8 12 9 17 6 2 39 34 19 18 57 1 15 9 25 49 7 9 8 24 8 8 4
  2012 Miles of Class I Freight Railroads 3,399 0 2,255 0 1,235 3,919 2,018 6 15 183 1,693 3,251 0 3,189 962 5,851 2,510 2,816 2,117 2,354 261 0 557 1,557 3,625 1,614 2,061 2,335 2,182 2,567 0 189 1,431 1,192 1,758 3,240 2,009 1,103 2,428 0 1,948 1,494 1,836 8,369 1,249 2,773 0 1,735 2,595 1,855 1,851
  2012 Class I Freight Railroads 6 0 5 0 2 2 2 1 2 2 2 2 0 5 2 7 5 4 5 6 1 0 2 4 4 5 2 2 2 3 0 3 2 2 3 4 3 2 4 2 2 6 3 2 0 2 2 2 3 4 7
  2015 Residential Building Permits 18,344 1,298 14,054 1,298 28,910 98,188 31,871 6,077 4,956 5,221 109,924 45,549 6,422 12,097 9,954 19,571 18,483 8,644 10,566 13,830 17,424 3,699 17,057 18,226 19,545 6,845 4,826 54,757 6,256 8,096 3,763 30,560 4,599 14,083 74,611 20,047 11,545 17,510 22,854 998 31,030 4,482 32,219 175,443 18,927 28,469 1,998 40,374 16,793 2,814 1,903