Ranking indicating how strongly a state supports innovation.

All 50 states were evaluated to determine which are doing the most to foster innovation. The states were graded on 12 quantitative and qualitative categories including internet speed and cost, STEM education, diversity and inclusion in the workplace, and support for disruptive technologies including self-driving vehicles, drones and e-scooters.

The states were then ranked in one of four ascending tiers: Modest Innovators, Innovation Adopters, Innovation Leaders and our highest level, Innovation Champions.