Top 20 Most Innovative States

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

Photograph by Philip Case Cohen

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19. New Hampshire

New Hampshire ranked as the 19th most innovative state, based on these factors:

STEM professionals as a percentage of state population:

2.19%

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

9.38% 

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

0.61%

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

0.14%

Gross state product per employed person:

$81,522

Three-year change in productivity:

2.37%

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

31.03% (the highest in the top 20)

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