Competitiveness

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation publishes content on competitiveness and related issues. Find and access current and archived items in our database. 

New York 2011

Centers of Excellence
New York has created Centers of Excellence at its universities to support high technology ventures through a collaborative approach involving the state, academia, private venture capital companies, and other private and public sector parties.
Established to encourage rapid commercialization of scientific breakthroughs, the Centers specialize in nanoelectronics, bioinformatics, photonics, environmental systems, wireless applications, and information technology.
New York State Foundation for Science, Technology and Innovation
NYSTAR supports technology development, innovation and commercialization activities leading to economic growth in New York State.
NYSTAR established the High Performance Computation Consortium (HPC2) to enhance research efforts of universities and advanced technology centers with their industrial partners through access to high performance computers.

Utah 2011

Utah’s Place in the Rankings
1st Business Birth Rate
3rd Growth in Share of National Exports
3rd Export Growth
4th Higher-ed Efficiency
5th Export Intensity Growth
6th Long-term Job Growth
6th Export Intensity
6th Small Business Lending
7th College Affordability
8th Gross State Product Growth
9th STEM Job Growth
9th High-tech Share of All Businesses
9th Business Tax Climate
12th Small Business Survival Index
13th Transportation Infrastructure Performance
15th Academic R&D Intensity
15th Budget Gap
16th STEM Job Concentration
16th Higher-ed Degree Output
16th High School Advanced Placement Intensity
17th Cost of Living
18th Entrepreneurial Activity
19th High Speed Broadband Availability
23rd Productivity Growth
23rd Median Family Income
25th Educational Attainment

February 12, 2010

If you think about it, every person will inevitably require managing money. Credit, money management, and savings discipline are all an everyday and integral component for operating a successful adult life. So how is it our youth not receive basic and consistent financial education? Believe me, I agree that history, science, mathematics, and language arts are important, but in my opinion, money management is more important.

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