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Massachusetts again tops Milken Institute rankings of high-tech states

Massachusetts once again achieved the top spot on an index that seeks to rank states by their technology and science capabilities --- only this time, the Bay State widened its lead over its closest rival.

The State Technology and Science and Technology Index is compiled the Milken Institute, a California think tank that evaluates such factors as research and development, risk capital and entrepreneurial infrastructure, and the skill of a local work force. In drawing up its rankings, the institute tries to measure a state’s success at converting those assets into businesses and high-paying jobs.

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