Explore Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the USA with The Draper Innovation Index U.S.

Following the launch of the Draper Innovation Index (read about it here) in March, Blue Raster is excited to announce the launch of the US focused Draper Innovation Index U.S. (DII U.S.) available at index.draperhero.org.

Built using ArcGIS Hub, ArcGIS Dashboards, and ArcGIS StoryMaps, the DII US includes three major scenarios: Balanced, Tech Innovation Environment and Regulatory and Tax Environment. These scenarios weight six sub-indices, providing a look at state performance in a variety of categories.

Continuing the partnership that launched the global Draper Innovation Index, the Draper Hero Institute, Blue Raster and Esri collaborated on the project.


“The ability to drill-down and understand the Draper Innovation Index at a more granular sub-national level is essential to understanding which states could be a good environment for innovation and economic investment,” said Salim Sawaya, Lead for location intelligence technology provider Esri’s Nonprofit & Global Organizations Team. “Esri and our partner Blue Raster continue to support the Draper Hero Institute find and use authoritative datasets for their US states index so that investors and innovators can leverage the power of location intelligence through GIS to identify the states that hold the most potential or promise.”


About Draper Hero Institute

Founded by legendary Silicon Valley venture capitalist and entrepreneur Timothy C. Draper, Draper Hero Institute (DHI) provides applicable and modern resources for future entrepreneurs globally and ensures inclusiveness and opportunities for all.

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