|Color Coding Key|
|GREEN||Ranked 1st for statistic|
|RED||Ranked last for statistic|
The United States ranks third in the overall global competitive score. Its performance varies on the indices that make up the score, doing relatively well with some indicators but lagging in corporate and government R&D and innovation. The U.S. has also shown the least improvement over the last 10 years among countries reviewed here.
|Global Competitiveness Report||Doing Business Index 2013|
|ITIF: Global Competitiveness Score||10 Year Improvements||Ease of doing business||Starting a business||Protecting investors||Paying taxes||Trading across borders|
The Atlantic Century: Benchmarking EU and U.S. Innovation and Competitivenesss, February 2009.
The ITIF has focused on revealing the importance of technology and innovation in sustaining a nation's competitive economy. The ITIF is active in policy debates, economic counsel to government officials, as well as producing reports like the one mentioned here in order to promote the conversation of the relationship between an economy and the innovations which fuel it.
Each category given as a rank. Scores are not available in report. Ease of Doing Business is the ranking of the overall average for 10 equally weighted indicators. They include the four reported on this page (following to the right of "ease of doing business") as well as dealing with construction permits, getting electricity, registering property, getting credit, enforcing contracts, and resolving insolvency.