Growing the Future: State Efforts to Advance the Life Sciences

Life-sciences companies grow best in locations that can combine qualities like a good business environment, skilled workers, strong research universities, and available capital. Strengthening these and related factors can give states a stronger competitive advantage.

February 12, 2018
Growing the Future: State Efforts to Advance the Life Sciences

The Worst Innovation Mercantilist Policies of 2017

Brazil, China, Indonesia, Russia, and Vietnam fielded some of the year’s worst innovation mercantilist policies. Their targets included Internet-based services, electric vehicles, biopharmaceuticals, computers and electronics.

January 22, 2018
The Worst Innovation Mercantilist Policies of 2017

A Policymaker’s Guide to Connected Cars

While there is much excitement about autonomous vehicles, connected vehicles hold much more promise over the next decade or so. However, absent proactive public policies, especially to enable infrastructure to “talk” to vehicles, the development and adoption of connected vehicles will be suboptimal.

January 16, 2018
A Policymaker’s Guide To Connected Cars

Industry Funding of University Research: Which States Lead?

All states, but especially the laggards, would benefit from policies to attract more industry research funding, particularly as such funding appears to generate technology-based economic activity.

January 8, 2018
Industry Funding of University Research: Which States Lead?

The Competitive Edge: A Policymaker's Guide to Developing a National Strategy

Most competitiveness strategies focus on broad measures such as improving the business environment or supporting better factor inputs for firms. While necessary, these steps do not constitute an effective competitiveness strategy. Policymakers must go much deeper.

December 6, 2017
The Competitive Edge: A Policymakers’ Guide to Developing a National Strategy

How Technology-Based Start-Ups Support U.S. Economic Growth

The number of technology-based start-ups surged 47 percent in the last decade. These firms still account for a relatively small share of all businesses, but they have an outsized impact on economic growth, because they provide better-paying, longer-lasting jobs than other start-ups, and they contribute more to innovation, productivity, and competitiveness.

November 28, 2017
How Technology-Based Start-Ups Support U.S. Economic Growth

Benchmarking U.S. Government Websites

A year after ITIF first collected data on the most popular federal websites, more than nine out of 10 continue to fall short of government and industry standards for design and development.

November 27, 2017
Benchmarking U.S. Government Websites

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