Where to locate? Which state has the most manufacturing? Which countries are the most corrupt? Find all of these answers in these slides shows.
To determine most intensive manufacturing cities two metrics were used. The first is the share of the metro economy’s GDP in manufacturing. The second metric helps to control for this by measuring how specialized a metro economy is in manufacturing relative to its country.
A study on future global competitiveness, by Deloitte Global and the U.S. Council on Competitiveness, predicts that the U.S. will dislodge China as the most competitive manufacturing nation in the world in 2020.
The Census Bureau data covers more than 296,000 U.S. manufacturing establishments within every state and their localities. At the top of the list was California employing 1.2 million at 38,741 companies.
The rankings evaluate 60 nations across 24 lists on a wide range of criteria, from sustainability to economic influence. Created to capture how nations are perceived on a global scale, the rankings are the centerpiece of a new web portal called “Best Countries,” launched on Jan. 20 at the World Economic Forum.
The Corruption Perceptions Index is based on expert opinions of public sector corruption. Countries’ scores can be helped by open government where the public can hold leaders to account, while a poor score is a sign of prevalent bribery, lack of punishment for corruption and public institutions that don’t respond to citizens’ needs.
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