Innovation

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation publishes content on innovation and related issues. Find and access current and archived items in our database. 

Virginia 2011

Virginia’s Place in the Rankings
1st High-tech Share of All Businesses
3rd STEM Job Concentration
3rd High School Advanced Placement Intensity
7th STEM Job Growth
10th Economic Output Per Job
10th Productivity Growth
12th Gross State Product Growth
12th Business Tax Climate
12th Educational Attainment
12th Transportation Infrastructure Performance
14th Per Capita Income Growth
14th Small Business Survival Index
15th Long-term Job Growth
16th Short-term Job Growth
18th State and Local Tax Burden
19th High Speed Broadband Intensity
20th Higher Ed Efficiency
20th High Speed Broadband Availability
22nd Business Birth Rate
24th Cost of Living

Hi-Tech's Impact on Health Information Exchanges

Health Information Exchanges (HIEs) support secure electronic sharing ofpatient health information among authorized caregivers, patients, public healthauthorities, and other providers of healthcare and payment services acrossdifferent settings and geographical areas. For example, a physician treatinga patient would be able to get authorization from the patient to access thepatient’s entire medical history including a list of current medications, knownallergies, and other vital information originally recorded in multiple systemsacross caregivers.

Future Highway and Public Transportation Finance (Phase 1)

The Future Highway and Public Transportation Finance Study was commissioned by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce through the National Chamber Foundation. The objective of this two-phased study is to identify funding mechanisms to meet national highway and transit investment needs. Phase I focuses on short-term funding for the period 2005 through 2015, starting with the reauthorization of the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century (TEA-21). It examines Federal options that would increase Federal Highway Trust Fund (HTF) revenues, and options that could enable and stimulate greater investment by states, local government, and the private sector. Phase II addresses long-term funding mechanisms, including alternatives to the current fuel tax-based system.

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