WalletHub recently unveiled their list of the Most and Least Innovative States.
The 50 states and District of Columbia were compared across 22 categories, including share of STEM professionals, R&D spending per capita, and tech-company density.
At #10 is New Hampshire, followed in descending order by Utah and Delaware.
California came in at #7, ranking #2 in Innovation Environment factors, but #7 in Human Capital.
Colorado followed at #6, with Virginia (highest density of tech companies), Maryland, Washington and the District of Columbia (#1 in Human Capital) coming next.
The Most Innovative State – Massachusetts.
#51 on the list - Mississippi, preceded by Louisiana, North Dakota, West Virginia and Arkansas.