Top 20 Most Innovative States

By Bloomberg Rankings - 2013-12-19T02:42:33Z

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20. District of Columbia

The District of Columbia ranked 20th, based on these factors:

STEM professionals as a percentage of state population:

9.23% (the highest among the top 20)

Science and tech degree holders as a percentage of state population:

20.3% (the highest among the top 20)

Utility patents granted as a percentage of U.S. total:

0.11%

State government R&D spending as a percentage of U.S. total:

0.09%

Gross state product per employed person:

$273,618 (the highest among the top 20)

Three-year change in productivity:

-5.43%

Public tech companies as a percentage of all public companies based in the state:

19.23%

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