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.

 

California 2011

California’s Place in the Rankings
1st Academic R&D Intensity
7th Productivity Growth
7th Economic Output Per Job
7th STEM Job Concentration
7th Small Business Lending
8th High School Advanced Placement Intensity
11th High Speed Broadband Availability
13th Entrepreneurial Activity
19th Gross State Product Growth
21st High-tech Share of All Businesses
23rd Business Birth Rate

Minnesota 2011

Minnesota’s Place in the Rankings
2nd Median Family Income
2nd Educational Attainment
3rd Job Placement Efficiency
5th Higher-ed Degree Output
10th STEM Job Concentration
10th Transportation Infrastructure Performance
13th High-tech Share of All Businesses
17th High Speed Broadband Availability
20th Growth in Share of National Exports
21st High School Advanced Placement Intensity
22nd Export Intensity
23rd Short-term Job Growth
23rd Economic Output Per Job

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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