Economic Growth

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation is dedicated to promoting initiatives that grow our nation's economy. 

Read the Foundation's report, The Growth Imperative, for more information about the importance of faster economic growth.

 

Quarterly Economic Briefing Series - 2nd Quarter

GFI Group and The National Chamber Foundation (NCF) hosted the second event of a new series of quarterly economic briefings led by Martin Regalia, Ph.D., Chief Economist and Senior Vice President for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Dr. Regalia delivered a keynote address based on GDP data released by the U.S. Department of Commerce from the previous quarter, before leading a panel of chief economists representing crucial sectors of the economy.

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

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 Dakota 2011

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.

Tennessee 2011

Tennessee’s Place in the Rankings
2nd Cost of Living
4th State and Local Tax Burden
10th Growth in Share of National Exports
10th Budget Gap
11th Export Intensity
11th Small Business Survival Index
14th Entrepreneurial Activity
18th Export Growth
19th Business Birth Rate
21st Export Intensity Growth
22nd College Affordability
24th Transportation Infrastructure Performance

South Dakota 2011

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.

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