Strategies for Resilient Growth in the Knowledge Economy

A white paper based on the Milken Institute's “State Technology and Science Index”

This white paper uses the Milken Institute’s “2020 State Technology and Science Index (STSI)” to identify best practices for resilient growth based on the relative strength of states’ knowledge economies. The top-ranking states not only have the capacity for groundbreaking discoveries, but they also nurture emerging technologies by helping new firms enter the market.

STSI is a composite of five sub-indexes that each measure a different dimension of the knowledge economy: Research and Development Inputs, Risk Capital and Entrepreneurial Infrastructure, Human Capital Investment, Technology and Science Workforce, and Technology Concentration and Dynamism. 


Updated/Published April 5, 2021