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The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation's Data-Driven Innovation Project explores the rapid advancements happening in the digital economy as well as the inventive use of data for good. The promise of bigger and better data is a future of greater opportunity and growth. The Foundation is conducting research activities and a series of events around the country in order to highlight this potential.

We encourage you to read the blog posts and research reports here to gain a full understanding of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation's work on data-driven innovation.

Be sure to read our in-depth report, The Future of Data-Driven Innovation

Twitter Chat: Defining Tech for Good in the COVID-19 Era: Crowdsourced Collaboration

Join our Twitter chat at 2:00 p.m. ET on Wednesday, April 22 to discuss how open data, crowdsourcing, interoperable platforms, and their guiding principles of transparency and cooperation, have shaped the COVID-19 global public health response, and explore how these efforts will redefine cross-sector collaboration and research, education, remote work, procurement, and other areas for years to come.
February 19, 2020
2020 Workforce Landscape Analysis Report
A growing number of organizations and initiatives are focusing on closing a communication gap that exists because our education and employment systems don’t speak the same language or communicate effectively. But as they’ve grown in number, the challenge of differentiating between and among players, their overlapping solutions, and the complex relationships among them likewise grows. This paper aims to demystify that landscape and how the major initiatives, including three led by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, fit together.
February 28, 2020
The Billion Dollar Problem
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Building on the work of other states, we partnered with the business communities in Idaho, Iowa, Mississippi, and Pennsylvania and their early education partners to understand just how much breakdowns in childcare cost each state. In this study we looked at the causes of childcare challenges as well as motivations behind why parents select various childcare providers. Knowing many employers want to facilitate more access to childcare but do not know where to begin, we sought to learn what types of childcare benefits working parents desire most from employers.

February 28, 2020
Nalini Polavarapu

Nalini Polavarapu has always been interested in taking an interdisciplinary approach to solving challenges on a global scale. She currently works as the Head of Data Sciences – Customer Centricity at Bayer. With a strong foundational background in STEM coursework, she developed a lifelong passion for AI and agriculture, that she has been able to combine when she began her work as Bayer’s first data scientist over 10 years ago. Since then, the team has vastly expanded and the overall data science community within Bayer Crop Science alone employs 700 + people. We sat down with her learn more about her experience as a woman in the tech industry and advice she would give to women looking to follow a similar path. — Alexa Miller, Director, Digital Empowers National Campaign

New Study Identifies More than $650 Million in Annual Economic Opportunity for Mississippi

February 28, 2020
Untapped Potential in Mississippi
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation today released a report examining the impact of childcare issues on Mississippi’s state economy. The study found that Mississippi loses an estimated $673 million annually for the state’s economy. This number includes an estimated $120 million annual loss in tax revenue as well as an estimated annual loss to Mississippi employers of $553 million on absences and employee turnover as a result of childcare breakdowns.  

New Study Identifies Nearly $500 Million in Annual Economic Opportunity for Idaho

February 28, 2020
Untapped Potential in Idaho
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation today released a report examining the impact of childcare issues on Idaho’s state economy. The study found that Idaho loses an estimated $479 million annually for the state’s economy. This number includes an estimated $65 million annual loss in tax revenue as well as an estimated annual loss to Idaho’s employers of $414 million on absences and employee turnover as a result of childcare breakdowns.

New Study Identifies Nearly $1 Billion Annual Economic Opportunity for Iowa

February 28, 2020
Untapped Potential in Iowa
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation today released a report examining the impact of childcare issues on Iowa’s state economy. The study found that Iowa loses an estimated $935 million annually for the state’s economy. This number includes an estimated $153 million annual loss in tax revenue as well as an estimated annual loss to Iowa’s employers of $781 million on absences and employee turnover as a result of childcare breakdowns.  

Fast Forward Summit 2020

On September 29 and 30, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation will host a two-day, future-looking summit to highlight the people, ideas, and innovations that are shaping our lives and businesses.

Expanding on the Foundation’s FAST FORWARD series, this Summit will educate the public about private-sector innovations across various industries that are redefining the future and driving us forward. 

New Study Identifies More than $3 Billion in Annual Economic Opportunity for Pennsylvania

February 28, 2020
Untapped Potential in Pennsylvania
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation today released a report examining the impact of childcare issues on Pennsylvania’s state economy. The study found that Pennsylvania loses an estimated $3.47 billion annually for the state’s economy.

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