Top 20 Most Innovative States

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

Photograph by Jeff Auth

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11. Virginia

Virginia ranked as the 11th most innovative state, based on these factors:

STEM professionals as a percentage of state population:

3.1%

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

10.41%

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

1.4%

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

1.23%

Gross state product per employed person:

$97,737

Three-year change in productivity:

-0.55%

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

17.74%

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