For the third year in a row, the U.S. has slipped down on the World Economic Forum's (WEF) annual competitiveness survey. The rankings are based on an international survey of 14,000 executives combined with a set of indicators in 12 categories, including infrastructure, economic environment, innovation, and education. Switzerland came in first for the third year in a row, followed by Singapore, Sweden, and Finland. Behind the U.S. were Germany, the Netherlands, and Denmark. The U.S. had been first in 2008. The full report is available on the WEF web site.
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