We here at BIO prefer to stay away from ranking states. After all, every state is different.
Bioscience economic development in a nation as large and diverse as the United States is as varied as the country itself. A complex array of factors influence the allocation of resources and the nature of bioscience industry development:
- Presence of Universities
- Talent in the workforce
- Climate and geography
- Sufficiency of business capital
- Historical economic influences
Ultimately, these characteristics combine to impact a local or regional economy and most often determine its success.
That said, it is interesting to take a look at which states are leading this industry. Business Facilities magazine has been doing a good job of this for quite a few years. So without further ado, I give you the 2013 Business Facilities Rankings Report.