The Top 10 States For Technology
2011 Ranking: 4
2010 Ranking: 4
An influx in medical research funding and an increase in high-tech businesses helped boost the Lone Star State to the number two spot this year. Texas, home to companies including Dell, Texas Instruments and AT&T, came in second though behind California as the most-connected state and the number of awarded patents.
The state’s capital, Austin, has also gained traction as one of the start-up hubs of the nation.