This map shows the states in which key innovations occurred.  Click on the innovators below to learn more.
map of the United States

California
Herbert Boyer
Walt Disney
Donna Dubinsky
A. P. Giannini
Ruth Handler
Theodore Dehone Judah
Gary Kildall
Ray Kroc
Pierre Omidyar
Levi Strauss

Colorado
Sarah Breedlove Walker

Connecticut
Samuel Colt
Charles Goodyear

Delaware
Oliver Evans

Georgia
Ted Turner
Eli Whitney
Robert Woodruff

Illinois
Samuel Insull
Albert Spalding

Maine
Hiram Maxim
born in Maine,
worked in Great Britain

Massachusetts
Alexander Graham Bell
Georges Doriot
Ray Kurzweil
Francis Cabot Lowell
Isaac Merritt Singer

Michigan
Henry Ford

Missouri
Henry Miller Shreve

Nevada
Raymond "Pappy" Ingram Smith

New Jersey
Thomas Edison

New York
Virginia Apgar
Edwin Howard Armstrong
Leo Hendrik Baekeland
Clarence Birdseye
Willis Carrier
Joan Ganz Cooney
Raymond Damadian
Charles Richard Drew
George Eastman
Robert Fulton
Martha Matilda Harper
Estée Lauder
Samuel Morse
Jean Nidetch
Elisha Otis
Ida Rosenthal
Julius Schmid
Russell Simmons
Elmer Sperry
Lewis Tappan
Juan Trippe
Thomas Watson, Sr.
George Westinghouse, Jr.
Joseph Wilson

North Carolina
Malcom McLean
Wilbur and Orville Wright

Ohio
Garrett Augustus Morgan

Pennsylvania
Edwin Drake
John Fitch
Frederick Winslow Taylor
John Wanamaker

Rhode Island
Samuel Slater

Tennessee
Fred Smith

Utah
Nolan Bushnell

Virginia
Cyrus McCormick