Top 20 Most Innovative States

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

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5. Oregon

Oregon ranked as the fifth most innovative state, based on these factors:

STEM professionals as a percentage of state population:

2.28%

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

8.84%

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

1.7%

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

1.42%

Gross state product per employed person:

$107,891

Three-year change in productivity:

9.14% (the highest among the top 20)

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

19.79%

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