Centers of Excellence Program
The Center of Excellence program partners North Dakota campuses with business and invests directly in the infrastructure, research capacity, and commercialization capabilities at the state’s colleges and universities.
Over the past biennium, $20 million in state Centers of Excellence funding has leveraged more than $70 million in additional funding for research and development in agriculture, renewable energy, advanced manufacturing and business technology.
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.
Centers of Excellence Program
Oklahoma’s Place in the 2011 Enterprising States Rankings 3rd Cost of Living 4th Gross State Product Growth 4th Productivity Growth 6th Per Capita Income Growth 8th Higher-ed Efficiency 8th College Affordability 14th Long-term Job Growth 14th State and Local Tax Burden 15th Export Growth 16th STEM Job Growth 16th Transportation Infrastructure Performance 18th Business Birth Rate 18th Entrepreneurial Activity 21st Growth in Share of National Exports 21st Small Business Survival Index 22nd Budget Gap 24th Economic Output Per Job
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.
South Dakota has worked to develop a tax and regulatory environment designed to encourage corporate and small business development through a comprehensive approach to minimizing tax and government regulatory issues.
The state offers businesses and individuals:
-No corporate income tax,
-No personal income tax,
-No personal property tax,
-No business inventory tax, and
-No inheritance tax.
Partly because of this enterprise-friendly environment, the state is home to a strong cadre of financial services companies.
South Dakota’s business and financial services cluster has added more than 9,000 jobs showing 24% growth since 2002.
Nebraska’s Place in the Rankings
3rd Transportation Infrastructure Performance
6th Cost of Living
7th Short-term Job Growth
8th Academic R&D Intensity
11th Productivity Growth
12th Higher-ed Degree Output
12th College Affordability
13th Long-term Job Growth
13th Export Growth
13th Educational Attainment
16th Median Family Income
16th Higher-ed Efficiency
19th Growth in Share of National Exports
21st Budget Gap
22nd Export Intensity Growth
22nd Job Placement Efficiency
23rd Gross State Product Growth
23rd Per Capita Income Growth
23rd High Speed Broadband Intensity
Massachusetts’ Place in the Rankings
1st Median Family Income
1st Educational Attainment
2nd Job Placement Efficiency
3rd STEM Job Concentration
4th Higher-ed Degree Output
5th High Speed Broadband Availability
6th High-tech Share of All Businesses
8th Economic Output Per Job
9th High School Advanced Placement Intensity
9th High Speed Broadband Intensity
11th Short-term Job Growth
11th Budget Gap
21st Export Intensity
22nd Academic R&D Intensity
25th Higher-ed Efficiency