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November 14, 2022|Reports & Briefings

The Transatlantic Subnational Innovation Competitiveness Index: Data Visualization

Innovation ecosystems are increasingly complex and diverse, but there are common markers of core strength. This visualization benchmarks 96 states and regions across Germany, Italy, the United States, and Canada.

November 14, 2022|Reports & Briefings

The Transatlantic Subnational Innovation Competitiveness Index

Innovation ecosystems are increasingly complex and diverse, but there are common markers of core strength. In this report, the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, the German Economic Institute, the Institute for Competitiveness, and the Macdonald-Laurier Institute benchmark 96 states and regions across Germany, Italy, the United States, and Canada.

July 27, 2022|Presentations

Assessing the Competitiveness of North America’s States

Stephen Ezell presented findings from ITIF’s “North American Subnational Innovation Competitiveness Index” report at a webinar hosted by the Association of University Research Parks.

July 25, 2022|Blogs

Fact of the Week: The Midwest and Great Plains are America’s Regional Leaders in Industrial Robot Usage

Industrial robot concentration is especially high in Michigan, where 39.5 percent of manufacturing employees had exposure to them in 2019.

June 27, 2022|Blogs

Fact of the Week: Michigan Saw the Largest Growth in VC Investment of Any State Between 2016 and 2020

Michigan’s growth is indicative of a more general geographic dispersion of VC dollars.

June 21, 2022|Events

Assessing the Competitiveness of North America’s States: The North American Subnational Innovation Competitiveness Index

Watch this virtual event that accompanied the release of a report ranking North American states and provinces on 13 indicators of competitiveness in the increasingly innovation-driven global economy.

June 14, 2022|Events

How States Can Make the Most of Broadband Funding

View ITIF's event that explored how state-broadband funding is progressing, and how stakeholders are working to take advantage of the opportunities and address the challenges that come with it.

April 21, 2022|Op-Eds & Commentary

State and Local Governments Need to Stop Subsidizing Chinese Companies

If Congress wants to advance the U.S. economy in its toe-to-toe competition with China, then lawmakers need to pass legislation prohibiting cities, states, and the federal government from providing any funding to Chinese companies investing in the United States.

April 18, 2022|Podcasts

Podcast: The Future of Buying Cars, With Daniel Crane

One of the benefits of electric vehicles is they cost less to maintain. But that also means there’s less profit to be had in servicing their warranties, which gives car dealers less incentive to sell them. That’s why EV makers like Tesla and Rivian depend on direct-to-consumer sales and distribution. Unfortunately, there are decades-old dealer-distribution laws standing in the way.

February 18, 2022|Op-Eds & Commentary, Blogs

Maryland’s Biometrics Bill Fails to Strike the Right Balance for Privacy and Innovation

As Congress drags its feet on passing federal data-privacy legislation, state and local governments will continue to try filling in the gaps without considering the potential economic impact.

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