United States Leads the Way for Tech Innovation, But South Dakota Not Much Help
Calling all techies to jumpstart South Dakota in innovative research and development. We need the help. Apparently, we lag behind in the tech era.
This year America will spend over a half-trillion in technology research, and some states are contributing more than others. A study by Wallethub reveals South Dakota ranked at number 41 in it's study of the 50 states, plus the District of Columbia.
The study used 22 key indicators to determine the rankings by state based on innovative friendliness.
Most Innovative States
4. District of Columbia
Least Innovative States
49. West Virginia
One key stat is that North Dakota has the lowest level of students taking the Advanced-Placement tests in America - at only 13% of it's students.
South Dakota is in the bottom 5 states for lowest venture capitol per capita.
Here's the complete rankings by Wallethub