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California Is the Most Innovative Economy in America – Bloomberg News

By Shelly Hagan and Wei Lu

  • Southern states plus West Virginia continue to languish
  • Colorado was only non-coastal state to land in the top 10

The Golden State is living up to its nickname, with California ranking as the most innovative economy in America.

That’s according to Bloomberg’s newest U.S. State Innovation Index based on six equally-weighted metrics: research and development intensity, productivity, clusters of companies in technology, “STEM” jobs, populous with degrees in science and engineering disciplines, and patent activity. Read More…