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.


Idaho 2011

Idaho’s Place in the Rankings
2nd Business Birth Rate
2nd Small Business Lending
7th Long-term Job Growth
9th Budget Gap
10th Gross State Product Growth
10th Entrepreneurial Activity
10th Job Placement Efficiency
11th Export Growth
11th College Affordability
12th Cost of Living
15th Productivity Growth
14th Transportation Infrastructure Performance
15th STEM Job Concentration
18th Business Tax Climate
23rd State and Local Tax Burden
24th Growth in Share of National Exports
24th Higher-ed Efficiency

New Jersey

Edison Innovation Fund
The Edison Innovation Fund seeks to create, sustain, and grow technology and life sciences businesses that will lead to well-paying job opportunities. The Fund supports technology and life science initiatives throughout all stages of discovery, development, and commercialization.
Strategies and funding priorities include:
Provide support to colleges, universities, and companies to help develop the commercial potential of research;
Accelerate the commercialization of technology;
Provide technical, financial, and facility- based support to the state’s technology businesses.

Florida 2011

Florida’s Place in the Rankings
1st High School Advanced Placement Intensity
1st Job Placement Efficiency
2nd Higher-ed Efficiency
3rd College Affordability
5th Growth in Share of National Exports
5th Business Tax Climate
6th Small Business Survival Index
7th Entrepreneurial Activity
12th High Speed Broadband Availability
13th Small Business Lending
16th Gross State Product Growth
16th High Speed Broadband Intensity
19th Higher-ed Degree Output
20th Long-term Job Growth
20th Export Intensity Growth
20th State and Local Tax Burden
21st STEM Job Growth
21st Business Birth Rate
22nd Export Growth
22nd High-tech Share of All Businesses
24th Export Intensity
25th Per Capita Income Growth
25th Cost of Living

Utah 2011

Utah’s Place in the Rankings
1st Business Birth Rate
3rd Growth in Share of National Exports
3rd Export Growth
4th Higher-ed Efficiency
5th Export Intensity Growth
6th Long-term Job Growth
6th Export Intensity
6th Small Business Lending
7th College Affordability
8th Gross State Product Growth
9th STEM Job Growth
9th High-tech Share of All Businesses
9th Business Tax Climate
12th Small Business Survival Index
13th Transportation Infrastructure Performance
15th Academic R&D Intensity
15th Budget Gap
16th STEM Job Concentration
16th Higher-ed Degree Output
16th High School Advanced Placement Intensity
17th Cost of Living
18th Entrepreneurial Activity
19th High Speed Broadband Availability
23rd Productivity Growth
23rd Median Family Income
25th Educational Attainment

Massachusetts 2011

Massachusetts’ Place in the Rankings
1st Median Family Income
1st Educational Attainment
2nd Job Placement Efficiency
3rd STEM Job Concentration
4th Higher-ed Degree Output
5th High Speed Broadband Availability
6th High-tech Share of All Businesses
8th Economic Output Per Job
9th High School Advanced Placement Intensity
9th High Speed Broadband Intensity
11th Short-term Job Growth
11th Budget Gap
21st Export Intensity
22nd Academic R&D Intensity
25th Higher-ed Efficiency

Nebraska 2011

Nebraska’s Place in the Rankings
3rd Transportation Infrastructure Performance
6th Cost of Living
7th Short-term Job Growth
8th Academic R&D Intensity
11th Productivity Growth
12th Higher-ed Degree Output
12th College Affordability
13th Long-term Job Growth
13th Export Growth
13th Educational Attainment
16th Median Family Income
16th Higher-ed Efficiency
19th Growth in Share of National Exports
21st Budget Gap
22nd Export Intensity Growth
22nd Job Placement Efficiency
23rd Gross State Product Growth
23rd Per Capita Income Growth
23rd High Speed Broadband Intensity