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

Rhode Island 2011

Every Company Counts
Rhode Island has combined the efforts of more than 150 business assistance organizations under the common banner of “Every Company Counts.”
By creating a common “brand” for small business assistance and coordinating the efforts of all of the state’s assistance agencies, the program focuses on simplifying the assistance process for the small companies that most often fall through the cracks or get lost shuffling information pamphlets.
The program makes referrals to all other service providers and financing agencies, operates a robust website, and pledges to return all incoming phone calls within 24 hours.

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