Connecticut dropped from 13th to 17th in the State Entrepreneurship Index, a ranking of the 50 states' entrepreneurship environments, growth in business formation and technological innovation. The newest stats reflect 2010 - an administration ago - in an analysis by the University of Nebraska's Bureau of Business Research and Department of Economics. The top 5 were New York (2.34), Washington (2.17), Massachusetts (2.04), New Jersey (1.93) and Oregon (1.93). The bottom dweller? South Carolina (.07).