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The World Economic Forum recently released its 2014-2015 rankings for global competitiveness according to its Global Competitive Index (GCI). For this infographic, we focused on Canadian and US performance and highlighted each country’s strengths.

The GCI is an estimate of the level of productivity and competitiveness of an economy and is calculated by including a weighted average of many different components, each measuring a different aspect of competitiveness on a scale of 1 to 7.

The World Economic Forum defines competitiveness as:

“The set of institutions, policies and factors that determine the level of productivity of a country. The level of productivity, in turn, sets the level of prosperity that can be earned by an economy.”

A competitive economy is therefore a productive economy with good growth potential.
Discover how these two North American giants fared!


Steven JastSteven Jast led the growth of ROI Research On Investment from a staff of 2 to an international company with offices in 4 countries and a staff of over 60. To date, ROI Research On Investment has worked with over 300 clients from around the world. As president of ROI Research On Investment, Steven was a Finalist in the Ernst & Young International Entrepreneur of the Year Competition in 2008 and led ROI Research On Investment to its status as a Profit Hot 50 company. Steven has been published in numerous business publications, serves on several Boards and has been key note speaker at a variety of business and investment gatherings.

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