Commentary

America’s Great Science and Technology Divide

More urban and diverse blue U.S. states score highest on an updated technology and science index.

In today’s knowledge economy, science and technology are prerequisites for economic success. But which states are America’s science and technology leaders?

A new report, the State Technology and Science Index, from Ross DeVol and his colleagues at the Milken Institute, illuminates the great divide separating America’s leading and lagging states, ranking all 50 of them on an updated State Technology and Science Index (STSI) based on dozens of indicators spanning five broad categories: research and development, entrepreneurship and risk capital, human capital, the scientific and technological workforce, and the concentration and dynamism of high-tech industries.

Read the full article at the Atlantic’s CityLab.