Top 20 Most Innovative States

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

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8. Colorado

Colorado ranked as the eighth most innovative state, based on these factors:

STEM professionals as a percentage of state population:

3.21%

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

10.62%

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

2.02%

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

1.29%

Gross state product per employed person:

$94,199

Three-year change in productivity:

0.97%

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

17.18%

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