Arkansas

Population: 2,977,853
State Rank: 33
Funding By State: 
AgencyFunding (in thousands)State Rank
National Institutes of Health$39,33041
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention$28,22434
National Science Foundation$13,73542
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality$0 -
Total$81,28940
Economic Impact: 
IndustryEmploymentAnnual Salary
Pharmaceutical2,624$51,239
Medical Device1,970$46,336
Research, Testing, and Laboratories3,640$57,056
Overall Private Sector957,159$39,723
Source: 

Battelle and Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO), Battelle/BIO State Bioscience Jobs, Investments and Innovation, 2016

For more information about research investments in Arkansas, see Research!America’s fact sheet here.

Investment: Funding Sources: 
Source of R&D Funding InvestmentState Rank
Federal Government$182,000,00045
Industry$275,000,00040
Universities$75,000,00036
Other$105,000,00043
Total$636,000,00042
Notes: 

*Other: Non-profit, non-federal, other government

Source: 

National Science Foundation, Science & Engineering Indicators, 2016

Without continued support for health research, many of the most promising young scientists, their ideas and a myriad of potentially life-changing scientific breakthroughs will vanish into oblivion.
Paul Marinec, PhD; University of California San Francisco