What Is The Skill Specialty In Each State?
Specialties can greatly influence the business character of a state for years to come
States, like people, have skills that they’re better at than anyone else. This week, we use Revelio Labs workforce intelligence data to take a look at the competitive advantage of the workforce of each state. For a skill to be considered the specialty of each state, the skill must be more overrepresented for that state than for any other state.
We think this is important because skill specialties are not random and inconsequential. When a state builds up a specialty, it attracts businesses that require that talent, builds supply chains around those businesses, and continues to attract more of the same talent. This phenomenon can lead to skill clusters that persist for many years, and continue to shape the character of a state.
Below is the top skill in each state:
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- Most intuitive: California -> Start-Ups, West Virginia -> Coal, Michigan -> Automotive.
- Most insightful: Georgia -> Leadership, Florida -> Sales, Pennsylvania -> Healthcare.
- Most amusing: Colorado -> Wellness, Rhode Island -> Sailing, Wisconsin -> Windows 7.
If you have any ideas of other metrics to track or would like to hear more about our workforce intelligence data, please feel free to reach out.