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.

 

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

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

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

Pennsylvania 2011

Pennsylvania’s Place in the Rankings
4th Growth in Share of National Exports
8th Short-term Job Growth
9th Higher-ed Degree Output
11th Export Intensity Growth
12th High Speed Broadband Intensity
13th High Speed Broadband Availability
14th Median Family Income
16th Export Growth
18th Educational Attainment
21st Economic Output Per Job
21st STEM Job Concentration
24th Per Capita Income Growth
25th Long-term Job Growth

Wisconsin 2011

Wisconsin’s Place in the Rankings
4th Median Family Income
12th Export Intensity
13th High Speed Broadband Intensity
14th Growth in Share of National Exports
17th Export Intensity Growth
18th College Affordability
21st Educational Attainment
22nd High School Advanced Placement Intensity
23rd Cost of Living
23rd Job Placement Efficiency
23rd High Speed Broadband Availability
24th Export Growth

Arizona 2011

Arizona’s Place in the Rankings
1st Higher-ed Degree Output
3rd Academic R&D Intensity
5th Business Birth Rate
7th Entrepreneurial Activity
7th Gross State Product Growth
10th Small Business Lending
12th Long-term Job Growth
13th State and Local Tax Burden
13th Small Business Survival Index
13th Productivity Growth
13th Job Placement Efficiency
13th High Speed Broadband Intensity
14th Higher-ed Efficiency
15th High-tech Share of All Businesses
19th Economic Output Per Job
19th STEM Job Concentration
24th High Speed Broadband Availability
25th STEM Job Growth

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