Innovation is a key ingredient in an economy’s ability to increase the standard of living for a region’s residents.
Innovation Intelligence (STATS America): Innovation Intelligence (II3) is a revised and expanded version of the Innovation Index 2.0 with improved functionality, all-new measures and updated data.
State Technology and Science Index (Milken Institute): This index offers a state-level look at human capital; research and development; risk capital and entrepreneurial infrastructure; the technology and science workforce; and technology concentration.
Kauffman Indicators of Entrepreneurship (Kauffman Foundation): This data set explores early stage entrepreneurship and new employer businesses.
The Global Innovation Index: The Global Innovation Index (GII) aims to capture the multi-dimensional facets of innovation and provide the tools that can assist in tailoring policies to promote long-term output growth, improved productivity and job growth.
- Latent Innovation (Northeast Regional Center for Rural Development, Penn State): These county-level data measure latent (or hidden) innovation in local economies based on spillovers among industries in terms of inter-industry sales and purchases, as well as spatial proximity.