Existing Economic Development Benchmarking Tools and California's Rankings
Below each benchmarking strategy are California's ranks. Click on the following strategies to view the variables and methods used in each
- National Science Foundation (NSF): Science and Engineering Indicators: State Data Tool (2012)
- Woodrow Wilson Center (WWC): Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies (PEN) NanoMetro Mapping: US States and NanoMetros (Geographic Clusters) (2009)
- California ranked #1 for the total number of firms and organizations in both 2007 and 2009
- Georgia-Tech: Mapping and Multi-Indicator Analysis of Emerging Nanodistricts: US South, US clusters, and in the US and Europe (2006-2008)
- In California, the cluster identifed was the Southern California NanoBio (SCAL)
- Lux Research: Benchmarking U.S. States for Economic Development for Nanotechnology Assessment Tool (2004)
- California ranked #2 out of the 50 states based on the aggregate score from all 16 quantitative indicators.
- California was included in the "Nano-Leader" category along with eight other states: Massachusetts (1), Colorado (3), Virginia (4), New Mexico (5), New Jersey (6), Connecticut (7), Pennsylvania (13), and Texas (14).
- Small Times: Top 10 Small Tech Hot Spots (2002-2007)
- California ranked #1 in each year from 2003-2006 in the "Overall" annual rankings (2003-2006)
- Lux Research (2004). Benchmarking U.S. States for Economic Development from Nanotechnology. Report NTS-B-04-003, Lux Research Inc, New York, NY.
- Small Times (2004). Small Times Magazine names 2004 Top 10 Small Tech Hot Spots. Retrieved on May 4, 2012 (Link)
- Small Times (2004). California is top small tech state; Why? Just follow the money flows. (Link)
- Small Times (2005, March 14). Our annual ranking of small tech: only one first place but many winners. Retrieved on May 4, 2012 (Link)
- Small Times (2007). State Rankings Part Six: The all-category summary. Retrieved May 4, 2012 (Link)
- Shapria, Phil & Youtie, Jan (2008). Emergence of Nanodistricts in the United States: Path Dependency or New Opportunities? Economic Development Quarterly, 22(3), p. 187-1999.
- Woodrow Wilson Center (2009). NanoMetro Maps. Available at: www.nanotechproject.org/inventories/map