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Innovative Capacity A region’s capacity to support the creation of new ideas, products and processes

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Augusta GA

WinstonSalem, NC

Greensboro NC

Columbia SC

Greenville SC

OVERALL RANKING

OVER TIME 8

5th/10 Research & Development: Funding:

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7th/10 Percent of population aged 25 years and older holding a graduate degree

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U.S. Avg.

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University and college R&D expenditures per 1,000 people

Academic Achievement:

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SBIR and STTR Awards per 100,000 residents

University Research & Development Expenditures:

The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs are two of the largest sources of early-stage capital for technology commercialization in the United States. They allow US-owned-and-operated small businesses to engage in federal research and development that has a strong potential for commercialization. SBIR awards can be procured directly by small businesses, while STTR awards require formal collaboration with a research institution.

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Innovation Awards:

8th/10

What are SBIR and STTR awards?

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The Metrics

Amount awarded from all sources per 1,000 people

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Knoxville TN

Charleston SC

Tallahassee FL

Lexington KY

Raleigh NC

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2019-20 Midlands Regional Competitiveness Report

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2019-20 Midlands Regional Competiveness Report  

See how the Columbia region stacks up against other regions in the Southeast when it comes to Talent, Innovative Capacity, Entrepreneurial a...

2019-20 Midlands Regional Competiveness Report  

See how the Columbia region stacks up against other regions in the Southeast when it comes to Talent, Innovative Capacity, Entrepreneurial a...

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