United States

Region: Europe and North America
 

Classification of economies by geographic region is based on that of the United Nations Statistics Division.

High Income
 

Based on the income levels set out by the World Economic Forum (WEF) in its Global Competitiveness Report. However, the groupings are slightly different due to the numbers of economies covered. For GEM, the low income group contains both those classified as low income and lower middle by WEF, and the middle income group has those that WEF groups as upper middle. High income is the same for both GEM and WEF.

Population: 321.6 million
GDP: $17947.0 billion
GDP Per Capita: $55,805

United States Reports

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  • Year of publication: 2018
  • Category: National Reports
  • Language: English
  • Upload date: 2019-01-09

  • The year 2017 was prosperous and calm for the U.S. economy. Almost all economic indices performed well. The average annual growth rate was 2.27%, and the seasonally adjusted annualized growth rate surpassed 2% in all but one quarter of the year.
  • URL: https://gemconsortium.org/report/50209
GEM USA 2017 Report
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  • Year of publication: 2017
  • Category: National Reports
  • Language: English
  • Upload date: 2017-11-13

  • Fifty-seven percent of Americans see good opportunities around them for starting a business. U.S. entrepreneurs are also driven most by opportunity (88%). U.S. entrepreneurs are twice as likely to compete in the finance sector compared to the average innovation-driven economy. While the 26 other innovation-driven economies demonstrate their highest total entrepreneurial activity (TEA) among 25-34 year-olds, the U.S. actually peaks in the next oldest age group, among the 35-44 year-olds. More women entered entrepreneurship last year than the year before, while this level has remained the same for men.
  • URL: https://gemconsortium.org/report/49982
GEM USA 2016 Report
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  • Year of publication: 2016
  • Category: National Reports
  • Language: English
  • Upload date: 2016-08-05

  • Opportunity perceptions dropped from a high of 51% in 2014 to 47% in 2015. This is the first drop since these perceptions began to rise in 2010. While the United States reports the highest level of capability perceptions (56%) at the innovation-driven development level, one-third of these economies report higher opportunity perceptions than the United States. This suggests that Americans remain highly confident in their abilities to start a business, but are seeing fewer opportunities to do so.
  • URL: https://gemconsortium.org/report/49562
GEM USA 2015 Report
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  • Year of publication: 2015
  • Category: National Reports
  • Language: English
  • Upload date: 2015-09-23

  • Entrepreneurship in the United States in 2014 involves high participation across each phase of the process, and it is accompanied by high levels of employee entrepreneurship activity. High impact is evident in the industry makeup, and in growth ambitions and innovativeness of American entrepreneurs, although low internationalization may represent missed opportunities. Positive attitudes about entrepreneurship are reflected in societal support for this activity, yet Americans show declining personal interactions with entrepreneurs over time. Analyses of women and of older and younger populations show the particular nature and needs of different groups.
  • URL: https://gemconsortium.org/report/49226
GEM USA 2014 Report
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  • Year of publication: 2014
  • Category: National Reports
  • Language: English
  • Upload date: 2015-03-27

  • The United States economy has been experiencing a slow recovery since The Great Recession (the financial crisis) and 2013 is not an exception. There are, however, developments that make 2013 different. Wall Street rallied throughout 2013, ending with one of its best years in recent times. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 26.5% (from 13,104 to about 16,577), its largest rise since 1989, and the S&P 500 rose by 32.4%, its largest increase since 1997. The unemployment rate, although still more than 6.5%, showed the largest annual drop since the recession. Health care costs exhibited smaller increases in 2013 and new housing starts reached an all-time high since the Great Recession started in November 2007.

  • URL: https://gemconsortium.org/report/48861
GEM USA 2013 Report
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