Companies like Rethink Robotics helped keep Massachusetts at the top of the heap when it comes to science and technology prowess.
Companies like Rethink Robotics helped keep Massachusetts at the top of the heap when it comes to science and technology prowess.
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A new report by the Milken Institute found that Massachusetts has strongly held onto — and even extended — its lead as the state best positioned in science and technology.

The report, available for free download online and at an interactive companion site, took a look at research and development, capital investment, workforce, and technical talent and concentration to rank each state, in the fifth series of the study that started in 2002.

”Massachusetts ranked first — again — with its highest score ever,” the report’s authors noted. “By widening the gap between it and other states, Massachusetts has further cemented its lead in science and technology. With a critical mass of universities, research institutions, and cutting-edge firms, the indomitable state has placed first in every edition of the index.”

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Maryland ranked second in the report, with California moving up to third place.