MHTA — CNBC has listed Minnesota 6th in their 2015 Top States for Innovation rankings.
From CNBC: 6. Minnesota
“The Minnesota High Tech Association, a nonprofit group of more than 300 companies and organizations, has set a goal of making the North Star State a Top 5 technology state. They’re almost there. Minnesotans set a state record for patents issued in 2014, beating the previous record set just a year earlier. The home of the University of Minnesota and the Mayo Clinic is a research powerhouse that also happens to be America’s Top State for Business overall this year.”
- 2015 Technology & Innovation score: 179 out of 250
- 2014 patents issued: 4,626
- 2014 Technology & Innovation rank: No. 11
This comes as part of the 2015 Top States for Business list released last month that ranked Minnesota #1.
For more information on CNBC’s Top States for Business rankings visit: http://www.cnbc.com/americas-top-states-for-business/.