For the second consecutive year, Connecticut has been ranked as the nation’s fourth most innovative economy.

The ranking is based on six equally weighted metrics: research and development intensity; productivity; clusters of companies in technology, science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) jobs; residents with degrees in science and engineering disciplines; and patent activity.

Connecticut ranked second for patent activity—its highest ranking among the six categories. Bloomberg ranked Connecticut between 8th and 12th  in each of the other equally weighted metrics.

Read the full report from Connecticut by the Numbers