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[IWS] NSF: REGIONAL CONCENTRATIONS OF SCIENTISTS AND ENGINEERS IN THE UNITED STATES [19 August 2013]

IWS Documented News Service

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Institute for Workplace Studies----------------- Professor Samuel B. Bacharach

School of Industrial & Labor Relations-------- Director, Institute for Workplace Studies

Cornell University

16 East 34th Street, 4th floor---------------------- Stuart Basefsky

New York, NY 10016 -------------------------------Director, IWS News Bureau

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National Science Foundation (NSF)

NSF 13-330 | August 2013 |

 

Regional Concentrations of Scientists and Engineers in the United States [19 August 2013]

by Beethika Khan and Jaquelina C. Falkenheim

http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/infbrief/nsf13330/

or

http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/infbrief/nsf13330/nsf13330.pdf

[full-text, 6 pages]

 

[excerpt]

 

Science and engineering (S&E) employment in the United States is geographically concentrated in a small number of states and several major metropolitan areas within those states, according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau's 2011 American Community Survey (ACS). The three most populous states—California, Texas, and New York—together accounted for more than one-fourth of all S&E employment in the United States. Several major metropolitan areas in those states, for example, areas around Santa Clara, Los Angeles, and San Diego, all in California, and areas around New York City and Houston, together accounted for approximately 1 in 10 S&E workers nationwide.

The availability of a skilled workforce is an important predictor of a region's population, productivity, and technological growth.[3] Workers with S&E expertise are an integral part of a region's innovative capacity because of their high levels of skill, creative ideas, and contributions to scientific knowledge and R&D.

 

AND MUCH MORE…including TABLES….

 

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