This according to the latest edition of the Massachusetts Innovation Economy Index,, Massachusetts and Connecticut are the best-performing states when it comes to attracting and retaining high-tech. talent. New York is the other Northeastern state to make the top six, trailing Texas, Illinois and California for sixth place nationally, and finishing ahead of New Jersey and Pennsylvania. According to the report, “Migration patterns are a key indicator of a region’s attractiveness. Regions that are hubs of innovation have high concentrations of educated, highly-skilled workers and dynamic labor markets refreshed by inflows of talent. In-migration of well-educated individuals fuels innovative industries by bringing in diverse and high-demand skill sets.”
You can see some of the supporting data here.