Technology and Science Ranking

Source: State Technology and Science Index (Milken Institute)
Latest Data: 2022
Frequency: 2 Years
Contact: Conrad Kiechel,

The Technology and Science Ranking comes from the Milken Institute's State Science and Technology Index which "measures states on their science and technology capabilities and broader commercialization ecosystems that contribute to firm expansion, high-skills job creation, and broad economic growth. It aims to demonstrate a state's foundation and preparedness for future innovative economic competitiveness and adaptability.

The STSI's 107 individual indicators are sorted into five composites: research and development (R&D) inputs, risk capital and entrepreneurial infrastructure, human capital investment, technology and science workforce, and technology concentration and dynamism."

The ranking here from 1-50 is from best to worst:  the state with the highest composite score is ranked number one, while the state with the lowest composite score is ranked 50.