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About the Study
The study was prepared by Praxis Strategy Group and Joel Kotkin. Authors from the Praxis team includeDelore Zimmerman, Matthew Leiphon, and Mark Schill. Gary Girod provided additional research. PraxisStrategy Group is an economic research and community strategy company that works with leaders andinnovators in business, education, and government to create new economic opportunities. Joel Kotkinis an internationally recognized authority on global, economic, political, and social trends.
About Enterprising States and Cities
The Enterprising States and Cities program takes an in-depth look at the free enterprise policies thatare being implemented to promote economic growth at the state and local levels. The inaugural editionof
examines best practices in municipalities taking proactive measures to support job
creation and economic growth together with the private sector. The E
study, now inits fourth edition, measures state performance overall and across ve policy areas important for job
growth and economic prosperity—exports and international trade; entrepreneurship and innovation;
business climate; talent pipeline; and infrastructure. For more information on the state study, go to
About the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation (USCCF) is a 501(c)(3) nonprot aliate of the U.S.
Chamber of Commerce dedicated to strengthening America’s long-term competitiveness by addressing
developments that aect our nation, our economy, and the global business environment. USCCF
presents a broad range of programs that promote a greater understanding of economic and public
About the Campaign for Free Enterprise
The Campaign for Free Enterprise (CFE) is the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s comprehensive, multiyear
campaign to support free enterprise and entrepreneurship through national advertising; grassrootsadvocacy; citizen, community, and youth engagement; and research and ideas leadership.
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