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Cities with the most innovative workers

Cities with the most innovative workers

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Innovation can drive economic growth by creating new jobs or industries, improving efficiency and productivity, and raising quality of life. While jobs in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) fields are most commonly thought of as quintessentially innovative fields, innovative jobs are found in a wide range of disciplines, from the arts to education to entertainment. Innovative jobs are also unevenly distributed by geography. To determine the locations with the most innovative workers, researchers calculated a composite innovation index for each location and ranked metros and states accordingly.


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