Bloomberg has identified Connecticut as the fourth innovative U.S. state.

The Golden State is living up to its nickname, with California ranking as the most innovative economy in America.

That’s according to Bloomberg’s newest U.S. State Innovation Index based on six equally-weighted metrics: research and development intensity, productivity, clusters of companies in technology, “STEM” jobs, populous with degrees in science and engineering disciplines, and patent activity.

Massachusetts, Washington, Connecticut and Maryland followed California at the top of the innovation scale to round out the top five.

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