The Best And Worst States For Innovation And Growth

Worst States No. 49: West Virginia

West Virginia is ranked No. 46 in high-tech jobs (2 percent), No. 49 for scientists and engineers (1.7 percent) and No. 47 for inventor patents. Given those stats, it's no surprise the state is No. 50 for entrepreneurial activity.

The Mountain State, nevertheless, ranked No. 10 for its gross state product growth (3.3 percent).


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