Jan 11, 2016 1:58 AM GMT
...ranks the USA as #3 overall in economic competitiveness out of 140 nations, after only Switzerland and Singapore. You can look at each category and subcategory to see countries rank against each other in those criteria.
To see the USA in all its categories, this web page...
...shows the breakdown of the competitiveness index and includes on each line item the trend of each.
Click on "Expand All Pillars" for a lot of data.
So this looks to be a pretty excellent website for seeing at a glance data showing a country's strong points, areas that need work and then you can compare that to those of other countries.
The World Economic Forum (WEF) is a Swiss nonprofit foundation, based in Cologny, Geneva. Recognized by the Swiss authorities  as the international institution for public-private cooperation, its mission is cited as "committed to improving the state of the world by engaging business, political, academic, and other leaders of society to shape global, regional, and industry agendas".
The Forum is best known for its annual winter meeting in Davos...