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Losing Our Competitive Edge?


In a recent study commissioned by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the group looked a the growing skills gap in the United States effecting state economies.  This study examined the variation between the skills companies need to drive growth and innovation versus the skills that currently exist within their organization and in their labor pool.

This issue impacts every aspect of the economy, without qualified workers, there’s potential for the economy to fall short of its potential.

In the report, the Chamber explains the most effective way to reverse this trend is to make changes at a state level.  The report ranks the states based on the following criteria:

  • Talent Pipeline
  • Exports and International Trade
  • Technology and Entrepreneurship
  • Business Climate
  • Infrastructure

The entire report can be found here.  We share some results below.