The Best And Worst States For Innovation And Growth

Best States No. 2: Massachusetts

Massachusetts was No. 1 in high-tech jobs (7.8 percent of the total workforce) and No. 3 in scientists and engineers (5.4 percent of the total workforce). Massachusetts ranked No. 5 in issued patents and No. 23 in entrepreneurial activity.

The Bay State ranked No. 19 in gross state product growth (2.2 percent).