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.

 

The Eight Factors of American Competitiveness

America has momentous deccisions to make. Extraordinary challenges and unprecedented opportunities shaped by an increasingly competitive global economy, shifting demographics, and expanding freedom are taking shape all around us. At the same time, alarming indicators and dangerous trends in our nation’s economy, governance, and politics are seriously impeding our progress and threaten America’s competitiveness position.

Growing Wisconsin: Economy and Opportunity

Wisconsin has a long tradition of entrepreneurship that has created high performing companies with strong brands in the marketplace including Oshkosh Corp., S.C. Johnson, Johnson Controls, Harley-Davidson, Briggs & Stratton, Johnsonville, Kohler and Kohl’s. Supporting the state’s existing successful entrepreneurs, while putting in place the policies needed to create an environment friendly to entrepreneurial start ups will allow Wisconsin to build on this history of success.

High School Junior's View on Free Enterprise and Entrepreneurship: A National Survey

Junior Achievement and the National Chamber Foundation believe that the solution to the current national economic instability lies in the principles of a free enterprise system and entrepreneurship. However, exactly ehat the U.S. population, particularly high school students, understands about the basic tenets and benefits of a free enterprise system or entrepreneurship remains unlear.

In an effort to better understand where these knowledge gaps exist, Junior Achievement, in partnership with the National Chamber Foundation researched high school juniors' understanding of the free enterprise system ad how it effects job creation.

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

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