A new study shows that Connecticut has maintained it’s position in the top ten for science and technology capabilities among the fifty states.
The Milken Institute ranked Connecticut ninth, the same position as in 2010. Milken measured almost 80 indicators including workforce, capital investment, and research to arrive its rankings. The institute combined those statistics to rank a state on how well it takes it’s science and technical capabilities and uses those to create corporations and employment. Connecticut was number nine, holding on to the same rank as the 2010 study.
Massachusetts ranked first and New Hampshire ranked tenth and were the only other New England states to place in the top tier. Connecticut has ranked as low as ten and as high as seven in the study over the past decade.
“This index shows the resurgence of the science and tech sectors, and the importance of innovation in state economies,” Kevin Klowden, Institute senior economist and co-author of the report said in a written statement. “States that are traditionally strong in science and technology have come out of the recession on the backs of those sectors.”
Here’s the top ten (and the ranking for 2010):
- Massachusetts (1)
- Maryland (2)
- California (4)
- Colorado (3)
- Washington (6)
- Virginia (8)
- Utah (5)
- Delaware (10)
- Connecticut (9)
- New Hampshire (7)
You can find the full report here.