Top 10 Innovative States [SLIDESHOW]

Bloomberg published an analysis that ranks 50 U.S. states and D.C. based on the following factors:

  • Number of STEM professionals as a percentage of state population;
  • Number of science and technology degree holders as a percentage of state population;
  • Utility (invention) patents as a percentage of the U.S. total;
  • Government R&D spending as a percentage of the U.S. total;
  • Gross state product per employed person, and three-year change in productivity; and
  • Public tech companies as a percentage of all public companies.
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