Wednesday, June 25, 2008

WA high in tech rating

Enduring Lessons for the Intangible Economy Washington ranks high among the states for high-tech and research jobs and companies. The Milken Institute devised the ranking system in order to encourage what it has found best foster prosperity. The State Technology and Science Index looks at 77 unique indicators that are categorized into five major components: Human Capital Investment Research and Development Inputs Risk Capital and Entrepreneurial Infrastructure Technology and Science Work Force Technology Concentration and Dynamism Milken Institute in California
The first release of the State Technology and Science Index in 2002 spawned a growing recognition of the importance of intangibles in the economy. This updated 2008 edition builds upon the lessons learned and expands on the contributions of human capital formation and commercialization of intellectual property. The 2008 State Technology and Science Index was made possible in part through the generous support of Goodwin Procter LLP.

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