32. Oklahoma

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You'll turn a profit sooner with America's lowest business costs, but the education system is far from okay.

Economic Profile

Governor: Kevin Stitt, Republican

Population: 3,980,783

GDP growth (Q1 2021): 4.5%

Unemployment rate (May 2021): 4%

Top corporate tax rate: 6%

Top individual income tax rate: 5%

Gasoline tax: 20 cents/gallon

Bond rating (Moody's/S&P): Aa2, stable/AA, stable

Major private employers: Wal-Mart, Integris Health, Williams Partners

Economic profile sources: U.S. Census Bureau, U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Federation of Tax Administrators, American Petroleum Institute (excluding 18.40 cent/gallon federal tax), Moody's Investor Service, S&P Global Market Intelligence

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