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


Supported by a booming regional energy-production industry, rebounding manufacturing sectors, notable research-and-development capabilities, and a deep and stable corporate base, Pittsburgh has outstripped both national and Pennsylvania job-creation rates over the past two years.


Denver’s economy is shaking off several years of stagnation and rebounding with the kind of vigor that one expects from the Mile High City.

2012 Executive Summary

Since the financial panic of 2008, “the new normal” has become the phrase of choice to depict the future of the American economy as one of muted growth and high unemployment, claiming that we have reached both technological and economic plateaus. To be sure, the relative weakness of the current recovery – arguably the weakest in contemporary history – does support the “new normal” thesis.


Wyoming is second to none in America when it comes to energy resources. The state is ranked number one in coal production, has high-quality wind potential and uranium reserves, and is ranked in the top three for natural gas compared to other states in the U.S.


Since taking office at the beginning of 2011, Governor Scott Walker has pressed a wide-ranging agenda focused, among other issues, on economic development policy, improving Wisconsin’s business climate, and creating 250,000 jobs by 2015.

West Virginia

While West Virginia is known for its substantial coal- driven energy sector, the state has been making concerted efforts to build momentum in other areas of potential economic strength, including manufacturing, technology, and petrochemicals.


Washington is widely acknowledged as the center of the commercial aircraft industry in the United States. Prior to 2012, all commercial aircraft over 100 seats built in the United States were assembled and delivered in Washington State.


Governor Gary R. Herbert’s vision for Utah is that it “will lead the nation as the best performing economy and be recognized as a premier global business destination.” As Utah emerged from the recession,