The State Technology and Science Index (STSI) measures states on their science and technology capabilities and broader commercialization ecosystems that contribute to firm expansion, high-skills job creation, and broad economic growth. It aims to demonstrate a state's foundation and preparedness for future innovative economic competitiveness and adaptability.
The STSI's 107 individual indicators are sorted into five composites: research and development (R&D) inputs, risk capital and entrepreneurial infrastructure, human capital investment, technology and science workforce, and technology concentration and dynamism.
The following table ranks the 2018 top ten and shows their overall score and changes in ranks from 2016.
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