The United States ranks first for competitiveness, but ranks low in starting a business and investor protection.
|Green||Ranked first for statistic|
|Red||Ranked last for statistic|
|DOING BUSINESS INDEX 2019|
|Ease of doing business||Starting a business||Protecting investors||Paying taxes||Trading across borders|
Doing Business Index, International Finance Corporation
Formerly the Doing Business project. Ranking based on average of 10 equally weighted indicators including the four reported on this page as well as dealing with construction permits, getting electricity, registering property, getting credit, enforcing contracts, and resolving insolvency.
The World Bank Group is formulating a new approach to assessing the business and investment climate in economies worldwide following the discontinuation of the Doing Business project. Updates on the development of the new Business Enabling Environment (BEE) project will be published on this website as they become available. In the interim, this website will act as a one-stop shop to spotlight a set of curated indicators and resources for users focused on improving the business environment.
“Manufacturing Digitalization and U.S. Competitiveness in the Global Economy” Stephen Ezell
June 15, 2018.
“How Healthy Is the U.S. Startup Economy? The Inc. Entrepreneurship Index Will Tell You Each Quarter, Based on Over 1 Million Data Points” Marli Guzzetta
October 1, 2018.