If you want to find a state that embraces innovation and high-tech job growth, North Carolina is a great place to start.
To find the most entrepreneurial regions in America, look to the country's coasts and mountains.
Sixteen-year-old Riley Benner of Rochester, New York, employs refugees to hand sew his high-end silk, reversible ties for his business, Phoenix Haberdashery. Fifteen-year-old CEO of Gladiator Lacrosse, Rachel Zietz of Boca Raton, Florida, is on track to make her first million this year.
The Smithsonian is using Kickstarter to raise funds to preserve the suit worn by astronaut Neil Armstrong in 1969.
Who are your leaders? As we toured cities for Innovation That Matters, 1776's study of civic entrepreneurship, we found that how this question told us a lot about the future of a city’s startup ecosystem.