New ranking advises action by states to enhance drone activity readiness
Updated analysis from researchers at George Mason University’s Mercatus Center is offering officials across the US an idea of how well or poorly their states rank in terms of preparing for increased enterprise and public service drone use, and provides them ways to improve their readiness as activity nears expected expansion.
The revision of the recurring “Is Your State Ready for Drone Commerce?” list by the Mercatus Center is the work of Brent Skorup, who calculates the ranking using six criteria. Those grade enterprise drone activity readiness of individual states based on their regulatory and infrastructure flexibility, innovation, and support of UAV sector actors working to expand operations. Number one in the aerial Top 50 is Oklahoma, followed by North Dakota and Arkansas, with Nebraska, Rhode Island, and Mississippi at the bottom.
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