Bloomberg ranked all states in terms of innovation and California came in second, right behind Massachusetts, by one point.
It’s never been a secret that California is a powerhouse when it comes to innovation. We’ve been so for many generations. While we face multiple challenges in our quest for independence, notably water and power, this is where a major key to our success lies – in our forward thinking embrace of technology and R&D.
One thing to note is that the least innovative sates were Arkansas, West Virginia, and Mississippi. As you can imagine, they are also high on the list of welfare states – the states that California is subsidizing with our tax dollars to the tune of ~$59 billion a year.