Competitiveness

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

South Carolina 2011

Job Development Credits (JDJDCs)

JDCs have been a great resource in attracting new job creation to South Carolina. JDCs are a discretionary, performance-based incentive that rebates a portion of new employees’ withholding taxes that can be used to address the specific needs of individual companies.

Qualifying businesses are eligible to receive a tax credit for each new full-time or full-time equivalent job created. A business must increase employment by a monthly average of ten new jobs.

Alaska 2011

Alaska’s Place in the Rankings
1st Budget Gap
1st State and Local Tax Burden
2nd Business Tax Climate
2nd Short-term Job Growth
2nd Economic Output Per Job
3rd Long-term Job Growth
3rd Small Business Lending
3rd High Speed Broadband Intensity
5th Academic R&D Intensity
5th College Affordability
6th Gross State Product Growth
6th STEM Job Growth
8th Productivity Growth
10th Per Capita Income Growth
12th Job Placement Efficiency
13th STEM Job Concentration
15th Small Business Survival Index
24th Business Birth Rate

Arkansas 2011

Arkansas’ Place in the Rankings
1st Budget Gap
3rd Entrepreneurial Activity
4th Cost of Living
6th Higher-ed Efficiency
6th High School Advanced Placement Intensity
6th Academic R&D Intensity
9th Short-term Job Growth
9th Productivity Growth
9th Per Capita Income Growth
10th Export Intensity Growth
17th STEM Job Growth
17th Job Placement Efficiency
18th Gross State Product Growth
19th Long-term Job Growth
22nd Small Business Lending
24th Small Business Survival Index
24th College Affordability
25th Business Birth Rate

Minnesota 2011

Minnesota’s Place in the Rankings
2nd Median Family Income
2nd Educational Attainment
3rd Job Placement Efficiency
5th Higher-ed Degree Output
10th STEM Job Concentration
10th Transportation Infrastructure Performance
13th High-tech Share of All Businesses
17th High Speed Broadband Availability
20th Growth in Share of National Exports
21st High School Advanced Placement Intensity
22nd Export Intensity
23rd Short-term Job Growth
23rd Economic Output Per Job

North Dakota 2011

Centers of Excellence Program
The Center of Excellence program partners North Dakota campuses with business and invests directly in the infrastructure, research capacity, and commercialization capabilities at the state’s colleges and universities.
Over the past biennium, $20 million in state Centers of Excellence funding has leveraged more than $70 million in additional funding for research and development in agriculture, renewable energy, advanced manufacturing and business technology.

February 12, 2010

If you think about it, every person will inevitably require managing money. Credit, money management, and savings discipline are all an everyday and integral component for operating a successful adult life. So how is it our youth not receive basic and consistent financial education? Believe me, I agree that history, science, mathematics, and language arts are important, but in my opinion, money management is more important.

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