Oregon, with the new all-time leader, is obviously going to do well here, but here's a full map. Fun fact: 17 states have had a campaign reach $1M.
|Most-funded Kickstarter campaign, by state|
This was interactive until Google Docs decided not to work.
But, obviously some states are going to do better than others. California is going to do well. North Dakota, not so much. There's a lot of ways to get some perspective on this, and I'd love to see someone do it better, but I'll opt for the quick and dirty method of comparing the most-funded campaign to that state's GDP for 2013. That should level the playing field a bit, even if we include the caveat that state borders are pretty arbitrary and the whole point of the Internet is to break those down. A better approach might be to break this down into Greater Metropolitan Areas, but that's way more complicated, and I'm not entirely sure Kickstarter's search function can handle that. Anyway, this gives us a rough idea of how much money is generally in a state, and if we assume that all campaigns are equally able to reach outside their own borders, it works.
When you add in the GDP, and run a simple math of the most-funded campaign total divided by the GDP (in millions of dollars), you get a ratio of KS/GDP. And that map looks like this:
|Most-funded, by GDP|
Good news for states like Maine, Vermont, and Delaware, which get obvious bumps from being near big, tech-savvy area, and not-so-good news for North Dakota. California, Texas, and New York drop pretty far, simply by virtue of being so big.
Here's the raw data (again, Google Docs)