Last week Bloomberg Business published a ranking of the most innovative states in America, and Massachusetts made the top of the list!
Their methodology included things like spending on R & D, the number of high-tech companies in the state, and the proportion of STEM degree holders among the state population. Notably, it didn’t consider the size of those companies, which is why we were able to edge out the homes of Apple, Amazon, and other tech giants.
It’s just one ranking, but it’s great to see Massachusetts recognized for our rapidly growing tech industry and well-educated population. With the recent announcement of GE moving its headquarters to Boston, maybe we’ll be able to widen our lead a bit for next year’s list!