Benchmarking Strategies

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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: