California's Position in Technology and Science: A Comparative Benchmarking Assessment


Investing in human capital must be of top priority for California, whose performance in technology and science dropped from third in 2012 to fourth place nationwide, the same spot it held in 2010. This latest California-specific report investigates the factors behind this decline.

The index, the Institute's fifth since 2002, is a bellwether of the state's economic performance, which relies heavily on its vital tech and science assets. A complement to the Institute's national State Technology and Science Index 2012, the California version provides key stakeholders with direct evidence of how the state is faring in the sectors that are most likely to impact the state's future economic position.

Published April 1, 2014