Not Surprising, Washington Is One of the Top 10 Most Innovative States
Washington is known for doing a lot of things very well and, unsurprisingly, Washington state is among the top 10 states that are considered innovative when it comes to research and development.
Washington state is sixth place. I'll take it! Being we have some of the best universities in the nation, I'm not surprised.
Here's a quick breakdown from WalletHub.
2nd – Share of STEM Professionals
3rd – Projected STEM-Job Demand by 2020
20th – Eighth-Grade Math & Science Performance
3rd – Share of Science & Engineering Graduates Aged 25+
12th – Share of Technology Companies
8th – R&D Spending per Capita
10th – Avg. Internet Speed
6th – Venture-Capital Funding per Capita
The most innovative places on the list are Washington, D.C., Maryland and Massachusetts. West Virginia comes in last place, followed by Mississippi and Louisiana.