Innovation and Technology Plan Updates November 2010
The 2010 State New Economy Index
The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation released its 2010 State Economy Index which ranks each state on how well it is positioned to success in the technology‐based global economy of today. The ranking are based on 26 indicators to assess states’ fundamental capacity to navigate economic change successfully, and measures the extent to which state economies are knowledge‐based, globalized, entrepreneurial, IT‐driven and
innovation‐based. Although Oklahoma is relatively strong in a few areas, the overall index ranks Oklahoma 40th, down two places from 2007 and nine places from 2002.
Smart Work and Smart Cities Pay Richard Florida
An interesting discussion with maps showing a total lack of correlation between hours worked and earnings across U.S. metropolitan areas. There was no correlation between working hours and economic output, measured as gross metropolitan product per capita, for either large such areas or all metropolitan. The author notes that when it comes to earning power, working smarter trumps working harder across the board.