State Technology and Science Index | Top 5 Slideshow
Top 5 Slideshow
Massachusetts is No. 1 again, ranking first on the research and development inputs composite index. The state has many of the ingredients for success in the technology and science fields: world-class universities, cutting-edge firms, and a large pool of highly talented workers.
Colorado ranks second in this year's index up from fourth in 2014. The state tops the Human Capital Investment index.
Maryland ranks third, posting its second highest score in the history of the index. The state has the most diverse technology and science workforce, ranking number one on that index.
California ranks fourth on this year's index. Californias ability to commercialize ideas is represented in its number one rank on the Risk Capital and Entrepreneurial Infrastructure composite.
Washington ranks fifth overall this year, moving up one rank from 2014. The diversity of Washington's high-tech workforce is made evident by the state ranking fifth on the Technology and Science Workforce composite index.