ATLANTA– January 7, 2016–The Bloomberg U.S. Innovation Index scored each of the 50 states on a 0-100 scale across six equally weighted metrics: R&D intensity; productivity; high-tech density; concentration of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) employment; science and engineering degree holders; and patent activity.
Overall, Georgia ranked 26th among the 50 states. Massachusetts, California take the top spots in Bloomberg’s index, while Mississippi is the least innovative.
As it relates to each category Bloomberg measured, Georgia ranked as follows:
- R&D intensity— 34th
- Productivity— 23rd
- High-tech density— 20th
- STEM concentration— 26th
- Science and engineering degree holders— 30th
- Patent activity— 23rd
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