Top 20 Most Innovative States

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

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4. Connecticut

Connecticut ranked as the fourth most innovative state, based on these factors:

STEM professionals as a percentage of state population:

2.72%

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

10.2%

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

1.74%

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

2.79%

Gross state product per employed person:

$114,891

Three-year change in productivity:

0.88%

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

17.65%

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