Maryland is this year’s 4th most innovative state

With the U.S. projected to spend $581 billion on research and development in 2019 and NYC recently backing out of the deal for Amazon’s HQ2, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2019’s Most & Least Innovative States as well as accompanying videos.

In order to give credit to the states that have contributed the most to America’s innovative success, WalletHub compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 24 key metrics. The data set ranges from share of STEM professionals to R&D spending per capita.

Innovation in Maryland (1=Most Innovative, 25=Avg.):

2nd – Share of STEM Professionals
4th – Projected STEM-Job Demand by 2020
30th – Eighth-Grade Math & Science Performance
3rd – Share of Science & Engineering Graduates Aged 25+
3rd – Share of Technology Companies
3rd – R&D Spending per Capita
9th – Venture-Capital Funding per Capita

For the full report, please visit WalletHub