Top 20 Most Innovative States

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

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16. Illinois

Illinois ranked as the 16th most innovative state, based on these factors:

STEM professionals as a percentage of state population:

2.09%

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

7.46%

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

3.59%

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

1.23%

Gross state product per employed person:

$99,778

Three-year change in productivity:

3.49%

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

10.91%

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