Top 20 Most Innovative States

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

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18. Kansas

Kansas ranked as the 18th most innovative state, based on these factors:

STEM professionals as a percentage of state population:

2.2%

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

6.47% 

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

0.83%

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

0.47%

Gross state product per employed person:

$84,948

Three-year change in productivity:

4.79%

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

21.82%

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