Top 20 Most Innovative States

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

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9. Maryland

Maryland ranked as the ninth most innovative state, based on these factors:

STEM professionals as a percentage of state population:

2.89%

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

11.32%

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

1.33%

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

1.43%

Gross state product per employed person:

$95,230

Three-year change in productivity:

2.01%

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

17.15%

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