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SSTI Weekly Digest

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Bureau of Business Research and Department of Economics has released its latest edition of the State Entrepreneurial Index, a state-by-state analysis of entrepreneurial activity. The index uses five components — percentage growth and per capita growth in business establishments, its business formation rate, the number of patents per thousand residents and gross receipts of sole proprietorships and partnerships per capita — to rank states in business formation and innovation. New York, Washington and Massachusetts placed in the top three spots, while Oregon, Delaware, Kentucky, Texas and Rhode Island all rose more than 25 spots since the last list was published in 2008. Read the list...