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. 

Vermont 2011

Vermont’s Place in the Rankings
3rd Short-term Job Growth
6th High Speed Broadband Availability
7th Higher-ed Degree Output
7th Transportation Infrastructure Performance
9th Export Intensity
9th Educational Attainment
10th High Speed Broadband Intensity
11th High School Advanced Placement Intensity
13th Per Capita Income Growth
13th Academic R&D Intensity
14th Entrepreneurial Activity
18th High-tech Share of All Businesses
20th Median Family Income
20th STEM Job Concentration
22nd Productivity Growth
22nd Long-term Job Growth

Colorado 2011

Colorado’s Place in the Rankings
1st Small Business Lending
2nd High-tech Share of All Businesses
2nd Academic R&D Intensity
3rd Entrepreneurial Activity
5th STEM Job Concentration
7th High School Advanced Placement Intensity
8th Median Family Income
10th Small Business Survival Index
10th Educational Attainment
12th State and Local Tax Burden
14th Business Birth Rate
15th Business Tax Climate
15th Higher-ed Degree Output
15th Productivity Growth
16th High Speed Broadband Availability
17th Gross State Product Growth
18th Economic Output Per Job
19th Transportation Infrastructure Performance
22nd Higher-ed Efficiency
24th Long-term Job Growth
25th College Affordability

Connecticut 2011

Connecticut’s Place in the Rankings
2nd High Speed Broadband Availability
3rd Productivity Growth
5th Educational Attainment
5th Entrepreneurial Activity
10th High School Advanced Placement Intensity
12th Median Family Income
14th STEM Job Concentration
16th Export Intensity Growth
16th High-tech Share of All Businesses
17th College Affordability
17th Growth in Share of National Exports
19th Export Intensity
20th Academic R&D Intensity
21st Job Placement Efficiency
23rd Higher-ed Degree Output
24th High Speed Broadband Intensity
25th Export Growth

Wyoming 2011

Wyoming’s Place in the Rankings
1st Long-term Job Growth
1st Gross State Product Growth
1st Productivity Growth
1st Per Capita Income Growth
1st College Affordability
2nd STEM Job Growth
3rd State and Local Tax Burden
4th Economic Output Per Job
4th Business Tax Climate
5th Budget Gap
7th Business Birth Rate
9th Transportation Infrastructure Performance
11th Small Business Lending
19th Median Family Income
23rd Export Growth
25th Academic R&D Intensity
25th High Speed Broadband Availability

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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