Gov. Larry Hogan touted the ranking, noting the state’s “commitment to innovation and investment in our digital resources and assets.”

The Hogan administration today announced that Maryland is ranked second among all fifty states in emerging technologies and innovation by the Center for Digital Government. Additionally, Maryland’s overall grade in the Digital States Survey has improved from a B in 2016 to a B+ in 2018, reflecting an upward trend in many survey categories including streamlined operations, cost savings, and user experience.