The United States’ overall economy is world-leading. It is open, with well-developed infrastructure, competitive markets and plentiful access to finance; its institutions are robust, with strong social capital, supported by strong education. However, it under-performs in health, living conditions and safety, and has not advanced in our global Prosperity Index rankings over the last 10 years.
We wanted to understand why the undeniable economic success of the U.S. has not yet translated fully into social wellbeing. So, with the generous support of The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust, we have created a new United States Prosperity Index, defining and measuring the prosperity of each of the 50 states of the Union as well as Washington, D.C. over the past decade.
Led by Stephen Brien our United States Prosperity programme is focused on developing a thoroughly comprehensive picture of prosperity, across its economic, institutional and social dimensions, for all the different states and regions of the U.S.
To find out more, please visit USProsperity.com.