The States Best Prepared for a Digital Economy

May 13, 2020

COVID-19 is accelerating digital economies and workplaces. More people than ever before are working remotely, from business and salespeople to teachers to medical professionals via telemedicine. The pandemic is giving a boost to teleworking and telecommuting across the country.

Massachusetts, California, and Washington are the three states that are the best-prepared for working in a digital economy, according to a new study conducted by StorageCafe, a self-storage resource that is part of the rental research firm Yardi. The company evaluated which U.S. states are best prepared to adopt to the changing employment environment. They reviewed 10 main factors, such as the state’s technical sector, internet connectivity and speed, household access to computers and internet, and more.

States with tech hubs tended to score highest. New Jersey and Maryland rounded out the top five states for digital economies. The top 10 places “offer good internet connectivity and well-developed technological industries, including strong investment and skilled workforces, making their digital economies better prepared to face the major disruptions caused by the current pandemic,” the study notes.

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