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Useful Stats: Industrial R&D Intensity by State: 2003

April 03, 2006

Using statistics from the National Science Foundation’s report Science & Engineering Indicators 2006, SSTI has prepared a table presenting 2003 state rankings for industrial R&D intensity - the ratio of industry R&D to gross state product (GSP).

The national average in industrial R&D intensity for 2003 was 1.81 percent. Among the fourteen states that placed above the national average, Michigan held the highest rank at 4.24 percent followed by Washington (3.76 percent), Massachusetts (3.73 percent), Connecticut (3.35 percent) and California (3.28 percent).

Conversely, Alaska ranked the lowest in the nation at 0.11 percent, with South Dakota (0.27 percent), Montana (0.25 percent), Louisiana (0.20 percent), and Wyoming (0.17 percent) rounding off the final five.

The table is available at: http://www.ssti.org/Digest/Tables/040306t.htm

Science and Engineering Indicators 2006 is available at: http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/seind06/