Executive SummaryBeating Expectations: How States Defy the NewNormalUnderstanding the Geography of GrowthBack to Basics: The Enduring Importance of the Agricultural Economy The New Energy Boom The Revival of Manufacturing The Techno-cultural Edge The Demographic Edge The Role of Foreign InvestmentGrowth and America’s MomentEnterprising States: Policies that ProduceGrowth, Productivity, and Livability: The TopPerformersExports and International TradeEntrepreneurship and Innovation Taxes and Regulation Talent PipelineInfrastructureGrowth Measures: Rating the StatesState Performance Graphic The Next Boom StatesProles of the States
About the Report
The report was prepared by Praxis Strategy Groupand Joel Kotkin. Authors from the Praxis team includeDelore Zimmerman, Mark Schill, Matthew Leiphon,and Ryan Aasheim. Zina Klapper provided editingand additional research. Praxis Strategy Group isan economic research and community strategycompany that works with leaders and innovators inbusiness, education, and government to create neweconomic opportunities. Joel Kotkin is an internationallyrecognized authority on global, economic, political andsocial trends.
About the U.S. Chamber of Commerce
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About the National Chamber Foundation
The National Chamber Foundation (NCF), a nonprotafliate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, is dedicatedto identifying and fostering public debate on emergingcritical issues. We provide business and governmentleaders with insight and resources to addresstomorrow’s challenges.
About the Campaign for Free Enterprise
The Campaign for Free Enterprise (CFE) is theU.S. Chamber of Commerce’s comprehensive,multiyear campaign to support free enterprise andentrepreneurship through national advertising;grassroots advocacy; citizen, community, and youthengagement; and research and ideas leadership. The opinions and conclusions expressed or impliedin the report are those of the research agency. Theyare not necessarily those of the National ChamberFoundation and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
Policies that Produce