Benchmarking Strategies

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


  • 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: