Alaska named among nation's leaders in entrepreneurship

Posted: Wednesday, June 09, 2010

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Alaska's commitment to investing in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) jobs has placed it among the top states in the country when it comes to entrepreneurship and innovation, according to a new study from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and National Chamber Foundation.

The Enterprising States study, which promotes state and local policies to play a role in spurring job creation and economic development, was released as part of a U.S. Chamber event where a group of governors from around the country discussed the role of the free enterprise system.

The study is part of the U.S. Chamber's American Free Enterprise. Dream Big. campaign, a national effort to create 20 million jobs in the next 10 years.

The study highlights how Alaska fosters the conditions for job growth through providing small businesses support to aid the development of new products and services, investment in infrastructure projects and its export assistance program.

The Enterprising States study is available at http://ncf.uschamber.com/enterprising-states/.



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