IT Professionals Score
Employment in IT occupations in non-IT industries as a share of total jobs.
Managerial, Professional, and Technical Jobs
Managers, professionals, and technicians as a share of the total workforce.
A weighted measure of the educational attainment (advanced degrees, bachelor’s
degrees, associate’s degrees, or some college coursework) of the workforce.
Immigration of Knowledge Workers
The average educational attainment of recent migrants from abroad.
The percentage of a state’s manufacturing workforce employed in sectors in which the
value-added per production hour worked is above the sector’s national average.
High-Wage Traded Services
The share of employment in traded service sectors in which the average wage is above
the national median for traded services.
Export Focus of Manufacturing and Services
The value of exports per manufacturing and service worker.
Foreign Direct Investment
The percentage of each state’s workforce employed by foreign companies.
The number of UPS packages exported per worker.
Jobs in gazelle companies (firms with annual sales revenue that has grown 20 percent
or more for four straight years) as a share of total employment.
The number of new start-ups and business failures, combined, as a share of the total
firms in each state.
Fastest Growing Firms
The number of Deloitte Technology Fast 500 and Inc. 500 firms as a share of total
Initial Public Offerings
A weighted measure of the number and value of initial public stock offerings of
companies as a share of total worker earnings.