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Top Digital Cities 2007

The Center for Digital Government has an open survey to all U.S. cities with populations of 30,000 and up. Here are the top performers categorized by city size, with links to their local economic development offices.

Most Competitive Countries 2007

World Economic Forum

The World Economic Forum produced its Global Competitiveness Report 2007-2008.  The rankings are:

  1. US
  2. Switzerland
  3. Denmark
  4. Sweden
  5. Germany
  6. Finland
  7. Singapore
  8. Japan
  9. UK
  10. Netherlands


CNBC: America's Top States for Business 2007


CNBC ranked all 50 states for business.  The top 10 are:

Top States for Business 2007

Publisher: ranked states on a number of factors, including business climate, labor, growth, regulatory environment, quality of life and other factors. The top ten states in the Best States for Business for 2007 are:

Top Countries for Information Technology 2007

World Economic Forum

The World Economic Forum offers the Global Information Technology Report 2006-2007. The report applies the Networked Readiness Index (NRI) to measure country preparedness for information and communication technology.  The top ten countries in 2006-2007 are ranked as follows:

Top 10 Pro-Business States 2007

Pollina Corporate Real Estate, Inc. studied the states to determine which states have the most pro-business climates. The study examined factors that are under control of the state government, such as taxes.  The Pollina Corporate Top 10 States 2007 are:

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