Tuesday, November 30, 2010

MD Ranks Third in New Economy States

Maryland has been recognized as one of the top five states in the country “at the forefront of the nation’s movement toward a global, innovation-based new economy.” A report issued by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, ranked Massachusetts, Washington, Maryland, New Jersey and Connecticut as the top five states in their 2010 State New Economy Index.

Maryland remains third (as it was in 2007 and 2008, as well), in part because of the high concentration of knowledge workers, many employed in the District of Columbia suburbs and many in federal laboratory facilities or companies related to them.”

Though third overall, Maryland ranked second in technical jobs, workforce education, broadband telecommunications, and non-industry investment in R&D. Our lowest ranking was 36th in health IT, the “total number of prescriptions routed electronically as a percentage of total number of prescriptions eligible for electronic routing.”
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