Innovation Cities™ Americas 25 Index.

Americas Innovation CitiesReleased today in Melbourne, Australia, was the 2thinknow Innovation Cities™ Americas 25 Index – a ranking of North and South America’s top 25 innovation cities, from 91 major cities on the 2 continents.

Our ranking methodology is outlined in the Innovation Cities Analysis Report, available for purchase. Basically the Index uses an analysis based on looking at 162 Indicators, across 31 segments, compared with benchmark peer cities to derive an Index Score.

Innovation Cities™ Americas 25 Index.

AMERICAS
RANK
CITY STATE1 COUNTRY CATEGORY GLOBAL
RANK
1 Boston MA United States NEXUS 25 1
2 San Francisco CA United States NEXUS 25 5
3 New York NY United States NEXUS 25 8
4 Washington DC DC United States NEXUS 25 15
5 Toronto ON Canada NEXUS 25 19
6 Philadelphia PA United States HUB CITIES 32
7 Minneapolis-St Paul MN United States HUB CITIES 33
8 Vancouver BC Canada HUB CITIES 48
9 Montréal QC Canada HUB CITIES 49
10 Dallas-Fort Worth TX United States HUB CITIES 53
11 Seattle WA United States HUB CITIES 54
12 Portland OR United States HUB CITIES 55
13 Ann Arbor MI United States HUB CITIES 56
14 Los Angeles CA United States HUB CITIES 60
15 Chicago IL United States HUB CITIES 61
16 Pittsburgh PA United States HUB CITIES 62
17 Austin TX United States HUB CITIES 64
18 Baltimore MD United States HUB CITIES 67
19 Houston TX United States HUB CITIES 69
20 Québec QC Canada HUB CITIES 71
21 Buenos Aires Argentina HUB CITIES 72
22 Detroit MI United States HUB CITIES 75
23 Curitiba Brazil NODE CITIES
24 Raleigh-Durham NC United States NODE CITIES
25 Boise ID United States NODE CITIES

The Index is copyright innovation analysts, 2thinknow. It may be reproduced in full as the “2thinknow Innovation Cities™ Americas 25 Index” with a link to this site.

The data is a sub-set of the 2thinknow Innovation Cities Global Index 2009, a ranking of 256 cities worldwide – including all major developed cities. Global rankings are on the right column of the above table, and Index Scores are listed in the Global Index.

To understand the analysis techniques, order the Innovation Cities Analysis Report, available for purchase from 2thinknow.