Chapter 8: State Indicators

Science and Technology in the Economy

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Table 8-36

High-technology share of all business establishments, by state: 1998, 2000, and 2002

 
  High-technology establishments All business establishments High-technology/ all business establishments
State 1998 2000 2002 1998 2000 2002 1998 2000 2002
 
United States 402,096 428,061 453,903 6,941,739 7,070,048 7,200,770 5.79 6.05 6.30
Alabama 4,068 4,208 4,383 100,314 99,817 99,931 4.06 4.22 4.39
Alaska 730 783 823 18,212 18,501 18,856 4.01 4.23 4.36
Arizona 6,877 7,493 8,368 110,245 114,804 119,740 6.24 6.53 6.99
Arkansas 2,003 2,170 2,329 62,348 63,185 63,869 3.21 3.43 3.65
California 54,998 60,799 64,348 773,922 799,863 820,997 7.11 7.60 7.84
Colorado 10,472 11,361 12,400 130,351 137,528 142,247 8.03 8.26 8.72
Connecticut 6,376 6,356 6,376 92,361 92,436 92,375 6.90 6.88 6.90
Delaware 1,327 1,426 1,537 22,871 23,771 24,377 5.80 6.00 6.31
District of Columbia 1,906 2,069 2,212 19,571 19,655 19,930 9.74 10.53 11.10
Florida 23,982 25,873 29,149 420,637 428,438 450,188 5.70 6.04 6.47
Georgia 12,234 13,110 14,188 194,210 200,442 206,323 6.30 6.54 6.88
Hawaii 1,162 1,256 1,463 29,603 29,853 30,633 3.93 4.21 4.78
Idaho 1,435 1,632 1,889 35,961 37,429 38,842 3.99 4.36 4.86
Illinois 20,643 21,479 21,962 304,525 308,067 309,980 6.78 6.97 7.08
Indiana 6,790 7,049 7,345 146,195 146,321 147,304 4.64 4.82 4.99
Iowa 2,604 2,677 2,904 80,838 80,890 81,042 3.22 3.31 3.58
Kansas 3,309 3,611 3,736 74,018 74,939 75,077 4.47 4.82 4.98
Kentucky 3,381 3,491 3,698 89,591 89,921 90,493 3.77 3.88 4.09
Louisiana 4,132 4,223 4,622 100,662 101,016 101,885 4.10 4.18 4.54
Maine 1,585 1,708 1,838 38,334 39,466 40,292 4.13 4.33 4.56
Maryland 9,337 10,030 11,008 126,577 128,467 131,815 7.38 7.81 8.35
Massachusetts 13,949 14,598 14,669 167,925 176,222 175,991 8.31 8.28 8.34
Michigan 12,839 13,255 13,721 235,401 236,912 237,616 5.45 5.59 5.77
Minnesota 9,384 10,014 10,232 134,980 139,080 143,953 6.95 7.20 7.11
Mississippi 1,832 1,866 1,925 59,771 59,788 59,902 3.07 3.12 3.21
Missouri 6,355 6,667 6,903 143,908 144,755 147,977 4.42 4.61 4.66
Montana 1,206 1,321 1,545 30,955 31,849 32,972 3.90 4.15 4.69
Nebraska 1,834 1,955 2,045 48,655 49,623 50,259 3.77 3.94 4.07
Nevada 2,814 3,233 3,741 44,613 48,178 51,383 6.31 6.71 7.28
New Hampshire 2,840 2,874 2,932 36,842 37,414 37,928 7.71 7.68 7.73
New Jersey 18,964 20,089 20,621 230,857 233,559 237,505 8.21 8.60 8.68
New Mexico 2,143 2,227 2,368 42,607 42,782 43,213 5.03 5.21 5.48
New York 25,289 27,507 28,552 481,956 492,073 498,921 5.25 5.59 5.72
North Carolina 10,078 10,887 11,633 198,689 203,903 207,562 5.07 5.34 5.60
North Dakota 570 606 671 20,288 20,139 20,422 2.81 3.01 3.29
Ohio 14,234 14,566 15,202 270,339 270,509 271,181 5.27 5.38 5.61
Oklahoma 3,752 3,810 4,101 84,880 85,094 86,029 4.42 4.48 4.77
Oregon 5,468 5,693 6,009 99,183 100,645 101,933 5.51 5.66 5.90
Pennsylvania 15,320 16,090 17,121 292,655 294,741 297,257 5.23 5.46 5.76
Rhode Island 1,444 1,516 1,628 28,244 28,534 28,860 5.11 5.31 5.64
South Carolina 3,942 4,119 4,406 94,985 97,146 98,357 4.15 4.24 4.48
South Dakota 684 723 779 23,521 23,783 24,439 2.91 3.04 3.19
Tennessee 5,421 5,561 5,739 131,108 130,876 130,556 4.13 4.25 4.40
Texas 27,094 28,410 30,421 462,866 471,509 482,169 5.85 6.03 6.31
Utah 3,399 3,750 4,243 52,025 55,379 58,788 6.53 6.77 7.22
Vermont 1,068 1,109 1,169 21,261 21,564 21,624 5.02 5.14 5.41
Virginia 12,767 14,015 15,122 172,182 175,582 180,501 7.41 7.98 8.38
Washington 9,627 10,175 10,642 161,472 164,018 165,933 5.96 6.20 6.41
West Virginia 1,208 1,224 1,288 41,703 41,047 40,488 2.90 2.98 3.18
Wisconsin 6,497 6,655 7,080 138,635 140,415 142,086 4.69 4.74 4.98
Wyoming 723 742 817 17,887 18,120 18,769 4.04 4.09 4.35
 
Puerto Rico NA NA NA 42,577 44,015 45,642 NA NA NA
 

NA = not available

SOURCES: U.S. Census Bureau, 1989–2002 Business Information Tracking Series, special tabulations; and County Business Patterns, various years.

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