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NH Among Most Innovative States

Published Thursday Mar 21, 2019

NH Among Most Innovative States

The Granite State just missed the top 10 on the list of the most innovative states coming in at number 11. With the U.S. projected to spend $581 billion on research and development in 2019 and NYC recently backing out of the deal for Amazon’s HQ2, the personal-finance website WalletHub released its report on 2019’s Most & Least Innovative States.

In order to give credit to the states that have contributed the most to America’s innovative success, WalletHub compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 24 key metrics. The data set ranges from share of STEM professionals to R&D spending per capita. 

Most Innovative States

  1. Massachusetts
  2. Washington
  3. District of Columbia
  4. Maryland
  5. Colorado
  6. California
  7. Virginia
  8. Utah
  9. Delaware
  10. Oregon

Key findings in the report:

  • The District of Columbia has the highest share of STEM professionals, 9.80 percent, three times higher than in Mississippi, the lowest at 3.30 percent.
  • The District of Columbia has the highest share of technology companies, 8.40 percent, 3.2 times higher than in South Dakota, the lowest at 2.60 percent.
  • New Mexico has the highest research and development (R&D) intensity, 6.52 percent, 16.3 times higher than in Nevada, the lowest at 0.40 percent.
  • Florida has the highest share of public high-school students taking advanced-placement (AP) exams, 51.91 percent, 3.9 times higher than in North Dakota, the lowest at 13.22 percent.

To view the full report a visit:

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