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.

 

Louisiana 2011

Louisiana’s Place in the Rankings
2nd Per Capita Income Growth
2nd Growth in Share of National Exports
2nd College Affordability
3rd Business Birth Rate
4th Export Intensity Growth
4th Export Growth
5th Export Intensity
9th State and Local Tax Burden
10th Entrepreneurial Activity
13th Economic Output Per Job
17th Higher-ed Efficiency
19th Short-term Job Growth
19th Small Business Lending
21st Cost of Living
22nd STEM Job Growth

Nevada 2011

Nevada’s Place in the Rankings
1st Export Intensity Growth
1st Export Growth
2nd State and Local Tax Burden
2nd Small Business Survival Index
3rd STEM Job Growth
4th Business Birth Rate
4th Business Tax Climate
4th Job Placement Efficiency
5th Entrepreneurial Activity
9th Long-term Job Growth
9th Gross State Product Growth
9th Growth in Share of National Exports
14th High-tech Share of All Businesses
16th Economic Output Per Job
16th Small Business Lending
17th High School Advanced Placement Intensity
18th Academic R&D Intensity

Arkansas 2011

Arkansas’ Place in the Rankings
1st Budget Gap
3rd Entrepreneurial Activity
4th Cost of Living
6th Higher-ed Efficiency
6th High School Advanced Placement Intensity
6th Academic R&D Intensity
9th Short-term Job Growth
9th Productivity Growth
9th Per Capita Income Growth
10th Export Intensity Growth
17th STEM Job Growth
17th Job Placement Efficiency
18th Gross State Product Growth
19th Long-term Job Growth
22nd Small Business Lending
24th Small Business Survival Index
24th College Affordability
25th Business Birth Rate

Washington 2011

Washington’s Place in the Rankings
1st Export Intensity
1st STEM Job Concentration
5th Small Business Survival Index
9th Economic Output Per Job
9th Business Birth Rate
11th Median Family Income
11th STEM Job Growth
11th Business Tax Climate
15th College Affordability
16th Long-term Job Growth
16th Job Placement Efficiency
17th Educational Attainment
17th High Speed Broadband Intensity
17th Transportation Infrastructure Performance
18th High Speed Broadband Availability
19th High School Advanced Placement Intensity
20th Gross State Product Growth
22nd State and Local Tax Burden

Virginia 2011

Virginia’s Place in the Rankings
1st High-tech Share of All Businesses
3rd STEM Job Concentration
3rd High School Advanced Placement Intensity
7th STEM Job Growth
10th Economic Output Per Job
10th Productivity Growth
12th Gross State Product Growth
12th Business Tax Climate
12th Educational Attainment
12th Transportation Infrastructure Performance
14th Per Capita Income Growth
14th Small Business Survival Index
15th Long-term Job Growth
16th Short-term Job Growth
18th State and Local Tax Burden
19th High Speed Broadband Intensity
20th Higher Ed Efficiency
20th High Speed Broadband Availability
22nd Business Birth Rate
24th Cost of Living

Iowa 2011

Iowa’s Place in the Rankings
3rd Higher-ed Degree Output
5th Transportation Infrastructure Performance
6th Productivity Growth
8th Budget Gap
8th High Speed Broadband Intensity
10th Export Growth
11th Educational Attainment
13th Median Family Income
13th Export Intensity Growth
13th Growth in Share of National Exports
14th Cost of Living
17th Short-term Job Growth
17th Export Intensity
19th Per Capita Income Growth
21st Long-term Job Growth
21st Higher-ed Efficiency
22nd Gross State Product Growth
23rd STEM Job Growth

Oregon 2011

Oregon’s Place in the Rankings
1st Higher-ed Efficiency
3rd Productivity Growth
5th Gross State Product Growth
10th Business Birth Rate
10th Academic R&D Intensity
11th Transportation Infrastructure Performance
14th Business Tax Climate
14th High Speed Broadband Intensity
15th Export Intensity
16th STEM Job Concentration
16th Entrepreneurial Activity
18th Economic Output Per Job
24th High-tech Share of All Businesses

Oklahoma 2011

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

West Virginia 2011

West Virginia Coal Conversion Initiative
The West Virginia Coal Conversion Initiative is a comprehensive plan that will encompass public/private development of liquefaction and other coal conversion facilities and infrastructure. These facilities will convert coal into liquid fuels and other products for commercial and non-commercial uses.
The West Virginia Coal Conversion Initiative will focus on the development of state-of-the-art, multi-product facilities that adapt to the changing needs of the marketplace and produce whatever product is most needed at a specific time – be it natural gas, diesel fuel, jet fuel, hydrogen, or chemicals.

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