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Competitiveness Index: Where America Stands
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Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • The Changing Global Competitiveness Environment
  • U.S. Prosperity – How Are Americans Doing?
  • U.S. Performance – How Is America Doing?
  • Foundations of U.S. Competitiveness and Sources of Future Prosperity
  • Conclusion – How Can the United States Continue to Meet the Challenge of Global Competitiveness
  • Appendices

“Competitiveness Index: Where America Stands.”

Published January 2007

Competitiveness Index: Where America Stands benchmarks current U.S. competitiveness against twenty years of domestic and global economic data. The baseline year, 1986, was chosen because it marked the beginning of cyclical expansion in the domestic economy, a high dollar, and an exploding trade deficit, which put the concept of competitiveness on the U.S. national agenda. It also marked the creation of the Council on Competitiveness. The report is a wide-ranging assessment of how the changing global economy presents new challenges for the future.

U.S. Government officials, please contact Bill Bates for a complimentary copy at 202 969 3395 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).