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Report  | November 2015

Employing Innovation across America: State IP Fact Sheets

By Nam D. Pham, Ph.D. and Mary Donovan

Evidence shows that innovation and creativity are key drivers for economic growth and prosperity in both developed and developing countries. As the leading country globally, intellectual property (IP)-intensive industries drive America’s jobs and economic growth in each and every state. Tasked with quantifying the value of IP and understanding its “spillover” benefits and the broad impact on other industries of local economies, we completed an analysis of the total contributions of IP on each of the 50 states plus the District of Columbia. These state-by-state fact sheets further underscore the economic benefits of IP-intensive industries to state economies via employment, wages, sales, and exports.