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Jobs for America Summit 2011

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Campaign for Free Enterprise hosted its second annual Jobs for America Summit 2011. Chamber President and CEO Tom Donohue delivered a jobs address focusing on the challenges and factors that influence job creation in a global economy.

Mississippi 2011

Mississippi’s Place in the Rankings
3rd Export Intensity Growth
5th Export Growth
10th Cost of Living
11th Per Capita Income Growth
11th Growth in Share of National Exports
11th Higher-ed Efficiency
12th Productivity Growth
12th Business Birth Rate
15th State and Local Tax Burden
16th Small Business Survival Index
18th Export Intensity
18th Transportation Infrastructure Performance
20th STEM Job Growth
20th Entrepreneurial Activity
20th Small Business Lending
21st Short-term Job Growth
21st Business Tax Climate

Virginia 2011

Virginia’s Place in the Rankings
1st High-tech Share of All Businesses
3rd STEM Job Concentration
3rd High School Advanced Placement Intensity
7th STEM Job Growth
10th Economic Output Per Job
10th Productivity Growth
12th Gross State Product Growth
12th Business Tax Climate
12th Educational Attainment
12th Transportation Infrastructure Performance
14th Per Capita Income Growth
14th Small Business Survival Index
15th Long-term Job Growth
16th Short-term Job Growth
18th State and Local Tax Burden
19th High Speed Broadband Intensity
20th Higher Ed Efficiency
20th High Speed Broadband Availability
22nd Business Birth Rate
24th Cost of Living

Michigan 2011

Michigan’s Place in the Rankings
8th Export Intensity
11th STEM Job Concentration
11th Job placement Efficiency
12th Budget Gap
17th Business Tax Climate
18th Median Family Income
20th Higher-ed Degree Output
21st Small Business Lending
22nd High Speed Broadband Availability
22nd Transportation Infrastructure Performance
25th Higher-ed Efficiency