A new National Science Foundation report shows that Florida is not a great science and engineering state, despite its aeronautical heritage.
Only 3.0% of Florida’s workforce is in science and engineering occupations, well behind the national average of 4.1% and even trailing Georgia (3.8%). Florida is tied with Alabama.
The leading states are Maryland (7.0%), Massachusetts (6.4%), Virginia (6.2%), Colorado (6.1%) and Washington (6.1%). The District of Columbia leads all states at 10.7%.
The NSF spreadsheet – sorted by me to rank these percentages, is linked below.