Study: Indiana ranks 17th in data innovation

August 4, 2017

Indiana ranks 17th in how well prepared its economy is for success in a world that is increasingly driven by data, according to a new study by the Washington, D.C.-based Center for Data Innovation.

The report is called “Best States for Data Innovation.” The rankings are based on three areas considered key to enabling data-driven innovation: “the availability of high-value data sets, the creation of important technologies, and the development of human and business capital.”

Here’s how the Hoosier state fared:

■ No. 13 in data, the extent to which key data sets are available, including data about the government, health care and energy.

■ No. 20 in technology, the availability of key digital infrastructure, such as broadband and electronic health records.

■ No. 24 in people and companies, human and business resources, such as the size of the data professional community.•


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