Data

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

Growing Wisconsin: Economy and Opportunity

Wisconsin has a long tradition of entrepreneurship that has created high performing companies with strong brands in the marketplace including Oshkosh Corp., S.C. Johnson, Johnson Controls, Harley-Davidson, Briggs & Stratton, Johnsonville, Kohler and Kohl’s. Supporting the state’s existing successful entrepreneurs, while putting in place the policies needed to create an environment friendly to entrepreneurial start ups will allow Wisconsin to build on this history of success.

High School Junior's View on Free Enterprise and Entrepreneurship: A National Survey

Junior Achievement and the National Chamber Foundation believe that the solution to the current national economic instability lies in the principles of a free enterprise system and entrepreneurship. However, exactly ehat the U.S. population, particularly high school students, understands about the basic tenets and benefits of a free enterprise system or entrepreneurship remains unlear.

In an effort to better understand where these knowledge gaps exist, Junior Achievement, in partnership with the National Chamber Foundation researched high school juniors' understanding of the free enterprise system ad how it effects job creation.

Kentucky 2011

Kentucky’s Place in the Rankings
1st Cost of Living
4th Export Intensity
8th Job Placement Efficiency
12th Short-term Job Growth
15th Export Intensity Growth
19th STEM Job Growth
19th Academic R&D Intensity
19th Budget Gap
19th Business Tax Climate
21st State and Local Tax Burden
21st High Speed Broadband Intensity
22nd Small Business Survival Index
23rd Entrepreneurial Activity
25th High School Advanced Placement Intensity

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

Alabama 2011

Alabama’s Place in the Rankings
4th Academic R&D intensity
4th Broadband Availability
7th Small Business Survival Index
10th High Speed Broadband Intensity
11th State and Local Tax Burden
11th Cost of Living
14th Export Intensity
17th Per Capita Income Growth
17th Business Birth Rate
18th STEM Job Growth
20th Entrepreneurial Activity
21st Productivity Growth
23rd Small Business Lending
25th Higher-ed Degree Output
25th GDP Growth

South Carolina 2011

Job Development Credits (JDJDCs)

JDCs have been a great resource in attracting new job creation to South Carolina. JDCs are a discretionary, performance-based incentive that rebates a portion of new employees’ withholding taxes that can be used to address the specific needs of individual companies.

Qualifying businesses are eligible to receive a tax credit for each new full-time or full-time equivalent job created. A business must increase employment by a monthly average of ten new jobs.

Kansas 2011

Kansas’ Place in the Rankings
6th Transportation Infrastructure Performance
7th Cost of Living
9th College Affordability
10th Median Family Income
14th Export Intensity Growth
15th Higher-ed Efficiency
16th Productivity Growth
16th Export Intensity
18th Growth in Share of National Exports
18th Budget Gap
21st Per Capita Income Growth
21st Export Growth
22nd Higher-ed Degree Output
23rd High-tech Share of All Businesses
24th Academic R&D Intensity
20th Educational Attainment

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