Reports rank states on science and technology indicators
The Technology Administration has released the fourth edition of the State Science and Technology Indicators. Nebraska does well on human resources measures, with a top ten ranking in percentage of population completing high school; percentage of bachelor's degrees granted per population 18-24; and computer specialists per 10,000 workers.
Nebraska also ranks in the top 10 in labor force participation rate; percentage of workforce employed; and University R&D per $1,000 of gross state product.
The report also recognizes Technologies Across Nebraska as one of Nebraska's science and technology organizations.
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The complete report is available at http://www.technology.gov/Reports.htm.
The Milken Institute's State Technology and Science Index: Enduring Lessons for the Intangible Economy ranks Nebraska 28, up from 32 in 2002. Nebraska made significant improvements in Technology Concentration, moving up to 38 from 47 in 2002, and in Research and Development Inputs, moving up to 23 from 38 in 2002. In Risk Capital and Infrastructure, Nebraska ranks 35, unchanged from 2002. Nebraska's highest ranking is in Technology and Science Workforce, moving up to 12 from 14 in 2004. Nebraska moved down in only one category, Human Capital Investment, dropping from 20 in 2002 to 25 in 2004. State Technology and Science Index: Enduring Lessons for the Intangible Economy is available from www.milkeninstitute.org.