South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster announced the creation of an effort to develop a statewide cyber ecosystem. The state said the effort is “the first step in making South Carolina a highly competitive player in the cyber industry.”
In 2012, the Utah State Legislature recognized the importance of closing the academic achievement gap between wealthy students and those below the poverty line, and specifically wanted to find a way to close the gap before it even started. As a result, the Legislature passed a bill creating an early intervention program to help at-risk preschoolers. After looking at multiple programs and technologies, Utah selected UPSTART.