According to a recently published report by the National Science Foundation, science and engineering (S&E) employment in the United States is geographically concentrated in a small number of states. Further, several major metropolitan areas within these states account for the highest S&E employment.
California, Texas and New York together account for more than one-fourth of all S&E employment, and cities in California—Santa Clara, Los Angeles and San Diego—together account for one in 10 of the total S&E employees nationwide. The states of Florida, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Massachusetts and Ohio make up a significant portion of S&E employment as well.
S&E expertise is an integral part of a region's capacity to innovate because of the scientists' and engineers' high skill levels, creative ideas and contributions to scientific knowledge and to research and development.
For more information on this report, please contact Beethika Khan.
Source: National Science Foundation