WalletHub‘s latest ranking of states is not good news for Tennessee.
The personal finance website compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 22 key indicators of innovation-friendliness. The data set that was used ranges from share of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) professionals to R&D spending per capita to tech-company density.
Where did Tennessee rank? The Volunteer State came in at #41, behind neighboring states Virginia (#6), North Carolina (#19), Georgia (#26), South Carolina (#32), and Alabama (#35). The District of Columbia topped the list followed, in order, by Massachusetts, Washington, Maryland and Colorado.
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