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CTA Releases 2023 U.S. Innovation Scorecard

Names 14 states as Innovation Champions

Consumer Technology Association (CTA) has released its 2023 U.S. Innovation Scorecard, which evaluates all 50 states across 11 public policy categories, including internet, STEM education, and support for emerging technologies like self-driving vehicles, drones, and telehealth.

“States that allow businesses to grow and create new competition and even new industries bring benefits to their own residents and to people all over the world, said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, CTA in a statement. “Our Innovation Champions show that smart policy paired with big ideas can deliver huge rewards for us all.”

This year’s Scorecard added two new categories to its overall evaluation: Telehealth, which measures how states embraced emerging technologies in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, and Tort Reform, which measures how states keep consumer prices low by protecting businesses from abusive litigation.

Washington State was the top-ranked overall state in this year’s scorecard, edging out Massachusetts and 2020’s top-ranked state, Colorado.

The CTA named 14 states as Innovation Champions – the highest-scoring category. Those 14 states, in alphabetical order, are:

  • Arizona
  • Colorado
  • Indiana
  • Kansas
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Nevada
  • North Dakota
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Virginia
  • Washington

The 2023 Innovation Champions were announced at CTA’s Digital Patriots Dinner in Washington, DC in April 2023. The event also honored Digital Patriots U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) and U.S. Rep. Yvette Clarke (D-N.Y.)

To explore the full report and read state-by-state profiles, visit

See also: CTA Forecasts Lower U.S. Technology Sector Revenues