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. 

Oregon 2011

Oregon’s Place in the Rankings
1st Higher-ed Efficiency
3rd Productivity Growth
5th Gross State Product Growth
10th Business Birth Rate
10th Academic R&D Intensity
11th Transportation Infrastructure Performance
14th Business Tax Climate
14th High Speed Broadband Intensity
15th Export Intensity
16th STEM Job Concentration
16th Entrepreneurial Activity
18th Economic Output Per Job
24th High-tech Share of All Businesses

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

Indiana 2011

Indiana’s Place in the Rankings
7th Export Intensity
7th Budget Gap
8th Growth in Share of National Exports
10th Business Tax Climate
14th High School Advanced Placement Intensity
15th Cost of Living
17th Small Business Survival Index
17th Higher-ed Degree Output
20th Export Growth
20th Transportation Infrastructure Performance
23rd Export Intensity Growth
24th Short-term Job Growth
24th Median Family Income
25th Productivity Growth

North Carolina 2011

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The Research Triangle Park was founded in January 1959 by a committee of government, university, and business leaders as a model for research, innovation, and economic development.
By establishing a place where educators, researchers, and businesses come together as collaborative partners, the founders of the Park hoped to change the economic composition of the region and state, thereby increasing the opportunities for the citizens of North Carolina.
The RTP vision was to provide a ready physical infrastructure that would attract research oriented companies.
Today, more than 42,000 full-time equivalent employees work in RTP with an estimated 10,000 contract workers. These employees have combined annual salaries of over $2.7 billion.

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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