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Doing Business North America

Doing Business

Country: United States

State: North Carolina

Population: 469,298

Income Per Capita: $36,875.00

2020 score 82.42
2020 rank 1
2020 Ease of Doing Business Score Comparison (out of 100)

82.42

Raleigh, North Carolina
Rank 1

81.39

Jackson, Mississippi
Rank 2

81.25

Tulsa, Oklahoma
Rank 3

Category 2020 score 2020 rank
Starting a Business 80.3772 82
Employing Workers 93.423 1
Getting Electricity 89.802 26
Land and Space Use 60.7296 9
Paying Taxes 79.6055 8
Resolving Insolvency 91.9127 1
2020 Starting a Business Score Comparsion (out of 100)

81.06

Los Angeles, California
Rank 80

80.41

Charlotte, North Carolina
Rank 81

80.38

Raleigh, North Carolina
Rank 82

80.29

St. Johns, Newfoundland and Labrador
Rank 83

80.28

Apizaco, Tlaxcala
Rank 84

2020 Starting a Business Raw Data
Indicator 2020
Number of Procedures 5
Time (in Working Days) 14
Cost (in USD) to Start a Business 177.00
Cost (as a Percent of Income per Capita) 0.0048
2020 Employing Workers Score Comparsion (out of 100)

93.42

Raleigh, North Carolina
Rank 1

93.26

Charleston, South Carolina
Rank 2

93.22

Jackson, Mississippi
Rank 3

2020 Employing Workers Raw Data
Indicator 2020
Minimum Wage - State 7.25
Minimum Wage - City 7.25
Hourly Minimum Wage Applicable to Workers (in USD) 7.25
Annual Minimum Wage as a Percent of Income per Capita 0.41
Maximum Length of Probationary Period (in Months) 3
Average Paid Annual Leave for 1, 5 and 10 Years of Tenure (in Working Days) 0.00
Average Notice Period for 1, 5 and 10 Years of Tenure (in Weeks) 0.00
Average Severance Pay for a 1, 5 and 10 Years of Tenure (in Weeks) 0.00
Minimum Length of Paid Maternity Leave - State 0.00
Minimum Length of Paid Maternity Leave - City 0
Length of Paid Maternity Leave (in Weeks) 0.00
Minimum Length of Unpaid Maternity Leave - State 0.00
Minimum Length of Unpaid Maternity Leave - City 0.00
Length of Unpaid Maternity Leave (in Weeks) 0
Number of Paid Sick Leave Days - State 0
Number of Paid Sick Leave Days - City 0
Number of Paid Sick Leave Days (in Working Days) 0
Number of Unpaid Sick Leave Days - State 0
Number of Unpaid Sick Leave - City 0.00
Number of Unpaid Sick Leave Days (in Working Days) 0
2020 Getting Electricity Comparsion (out of 100)

90.10

Austin, Texas
Rank 22

90.10

San Antonio, Texas
Rank 22

89.80

Raleigh, North Carolina
Rank 26

89.74

St. Paul, Minnesota
Rank 29

89.74

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Rank 29

2020 Getting Electricity Raw Data
Indicator 2020
Price per Kilowatt-Hour 0.0900
Number of Providers 47
More than One Electricity Provider Yes
Average Outage - SAIDI 106.240
Average Outage - SAIFI 1.253
2020 Land and Space Use Comparsion (out of 100)

62.25

Cincinnati, Ohio
Rank 7

61.28

Seattle, Washington
Rank 8

60.73

Raleigh, North Carolina
Rank 9

60.25

Colorado Springs, Colorado
Rank 10

60.16

San Antonio, Texas
Rank 11

2020 Land and Space Use Raw Data
Indicator 2020
Number of Procedures to Transfer Title on Immovable Property 4
Cost (in USD) to Transfer Title on Immovable Property 64.00
Cost (as a Percent of Income per Capita) to Transfer Title on Immovable Property 0.00
Land Title Identification 1.0
Immovable Property Identification 1.0
Reliability of Information Index 2.0
Information on Land-Ownership is Made Publicly-Available 1.0
Documents for Completing the Registration of Property Transactions Publicly-Available 1.0
Fee Schedule is Made Publicly-Available 1.0
Specific and Independent Mechanism for Filing Complaints 1.0
Specific Time Frame for Immovable Property Registration 0
Deed for Property Title Transfer Can Be Processed Online 1.0
Transparency of Information Index (Scale: 0 – 6) 5.0
Quality of Land Administration Index (Scale: 0 – 8) (DBNA) 7.0
Parking Minimum Size (Square Feet per Required Parking Spot) 300
Local Planning Commission (Rezoning) Yes
Local Zoning Board (Rezoning) No
Local Council / Local Managers (Rezoning) Yes
County Board of Commissioners (Rezoning) No
County Zoning Board (Rezoning) No
Environmental Review Board (Rezoning) No
Number of Approvals Needed (Rezoning) 2
Local Planning Commission (Zoning) Yes
Local Zoning Board (Zoning) No
Local Council / Local Managers (Zoning) Yes
County Board of Commissioners (Zoning) No
Environmental Review Board (Zoning) No
County Zoning Board (Zoning) No
Number of Approvals Needed (Zoning) 2
2020 Paying Taxes Comparsion (out of 100)

80.55

Birmingham, Alabama
Rank 6

79.95

Salt Lake City, Utah
Rank 7

79.61

Raleigh, North Carolina
Rank 8

79.57

Vancouver, British Columbia
Rank 9

79.19

Jackson, Mississippi
Rank 10

2020 Paying Taxes Raw Data
Indicator 2020
Federal Corporate Income Tax Rate 0.2100
State Corporate Income Marginal Tax Rate 0.0250
City Corporate Income Marginal Tax Rate 0.0000
Corporate Income Effective Tax Rate 0.2350
Federal Personal Income Tax Rate 0.2200
State Personal Income Marginal Tax Rate 0.0525
City Personal Income Marginal Tax Rate 0.0000
Personal Income Effective Tax Rate 0.2725
State Corporate Income Highest Tax Rate 0.03
State Corporate Income Lowest Tax Rate 0.03
City Corporate Income Highest Tax Rate 0.00
City Corporate Income Lowest Tax Rate 0.00
State Personal Income Highest Tax Rate 0.05
State Personal Income Lowest Tax Rate 0.05
City Personal Income Highest Tax Rate 0.00
City Personal Income Lowest Tax Rate 0.00
Gross Receipts Tax Base 0.00
Gross Receipts Tax Base Score 0.00
Gross Receipts Tax Rate 0.0000
Gross Receipts Tax Rate Score 10.00
Commercial Property Effective Tax Rate 0.0103
2020 Resolving Insolvency Comparsion (out of 100)

91.91

Raleigh, North Carolina
Rank 1

61.07

Moncton, New Brunswick
Rank 2

61.07

Montreal, Quebec
Rank 2

2020 Resolving Insolvency Raw Data
Indicator 2020
Time (in Years) 1.00
Whether debtors can initiate both liquidation and reorganiza­tion proceedings 1.0
Whether creditors can initiate both liquidation and reorganization proceedings 1.0
What standard is used for commence­ment of insolvency proceedings 1.0
Commencement of Proceedings Index (0-3) 3.0
Whether the debtor can continue performing contracts essential to the debtor’s survival 1.0
Whether the debtor can reject overly burdensome contracts 1.0
Whether transactions entered into before commencement of insolvency proceedings that give preference to one or several creditors 1.0
Whether undervalued transactions entered into before commencement of insolvency proceedings can be avoided after proceedings are 1.0
Whether the insolvency framework includes specific provisions that allow the debtor to obtain financing necessary to function du 1.0
Whether post-commencement finance receives priority over ordinary unse­cured creditors during distribution of assets 1.0
Management of Debtor's Assets Index (0-6) 6.0
Whether the reorganization plan is voted on only by the creditors whose rights are modified or affected by the plan 1.0
Whether creditors entitled to vote on the plan are divided into classes, each class votes separately and the creditors within ea 1.0
Whether the insolvency framework requires that dissenting creditors receive as much under the reorganiza­tion plan as they would 1.0
Reorganization Proceedings Index (0-3) 3.0
Whether creditors appoint the insol­vency representative or approve, ratify or reject the appointment of the insolvency represen 1.0
Whether creditors are required to approve the sale of substantial assets of the debtor in the course of insol­vency proceedings 0.0
Whether an individual creditor has the right to access financial information about the debtor during insolvency proceedings 1.0
Whether an individual creditor can object to a decision of the court or of the insolvency representative to approve or reject cl 1.0
Creditor Participation Index (0-4) 3.0
Strength of Insolvency Framework Index (0-16) 15.0