In a new study, the Granite State finished 13th on how well states are ready and positioned to "take advantage of the innovation-driven new economy."

New Hampshire ranked between 11 and 13 in four previous study years, garnering its best mark — seventh — in 1999.

The new study focused on 25 indicators that were huddled around topics such as innovation capacity, globalization, knowledge jobs and the digital economy.

Truth be told, New Hampshire tied with Oregon for 13th, but that's okay.

It looks like we're ripe for a bunch of young, smart folks to invade NH with their original ideas to propel the state into the next century.

Either that, or they'll flat on their face and we'll still end up being an agricultural state which is fine by me.

By the way, Massachusetts topped the list.

Do we want to be them?