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The Best (And Worst) States For Entrepreneurship And Innovation

Rick Whiting

Solution providers looking for expansion opportunities and entrepreneurs dreaming of starting their own solution provider business should consider states with business environments that foster innovation.

Best States No. 10: Minnesota

Tech Sector Percent of Total Gross State Product: 9.0 percent (No. 16)

Tech Business Establishments: 11,313 (No. 19)

Tech Industry Employment: 251,706 (No. 18)

Patent Activity: No. 9

CompTIA 2020 Cyberstates Report Innovation: No. 16

Bloomberg 2020 U.S. State Innovation Index: No. 11

Best States No. 9: New Jersey

Tech Sector Percent of Total Gross State Product: 9.6 percent (No. 15)

Tech Business Establishments: 15,919 (No. 13)

Tech Industry Employment: 342,795 (No. 14)

Patent Activity: No. 16

CompTIA 2020 Cyberstates Report Innovation: No. 13

Bloomberg 2020 U.S. State Innovation Index: No. 7

 
Rick Whiting

Rick Whiting has been with CRN since 2006 and is currently a feature/special projects editor. Whiting manages a number of CRN’s signature annual editorial projects including Channel Chiefs, Partner Program Guide, Big Data 100, Emerging Vendors, Tech Innovators and Products of the Year. He also covers the Big Data beat for CRN. He can be reached at rwhiting@thechannelcompany.com.

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