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Massachusetts Earns Top Marks for Technology-Focused Economy

A map of Masschusetts.

The Milken Institute's State Technology and Science Index named Massachusetts as having the greatest science and technology capabilities of any of the 50 U.S. states.


The Milken Institute's biennial State Technology and Science Index names Massachusetts, Colorado, and California as having the greatest science and technology capabilities.

The report compares states on their "capacity for achieving prosperity through scientific discovery and technological innovation" and considers why some states are more effective in terms of job creation and wage growth in high-tech industries.

Said Milken's Kevin Klowden, "If states can adapt to this new reality, if they are able to function in this new environment, it's going to make a huge difference for them and for their economies."

Massachusetts was No. 1 in science in technology capabilities, a ranking it has held since 2002.

Colorado ranked second and California third, the latter up one spot since the 2018 report.

The report indicated that New Jersey and New Mexico have experienced the greatest gains since 2018.

From U.S. News & World Report
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