Colorado

Population: 5,448,819
State Rank: 22
Funding By State: 
AgencyFunding (in thousands)State Rank
National Institutes of Health$328,79819
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention$63,21617
National Science Foundation$119,8387
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality$7,29811
Total$519,15018
Economic Impact: 
IndustryEmploymentAnnual Salary
Pharmaceutical36,449$98,839
Medical Device46,993$81,435
Research, Testing, and Laboratories26,857$89,194
Overall Private Sector2,026,342$53,068
Source: 

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

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

Investment: Funding Sources: 
Source of R&D Funding InvestmentState Rank
Federal Government$2,361,000,00016
Industry$3,462,000,00018
Universities$127,000,00032
Other$504,000,00021
Total$6,455,000,00020
Notes: 

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

Source: 

National Science Foundation, Science & Engineering Indicators, 2016

The capabilities are enormous, a little bit of research can pay off quite a bit in the long run.
Paul D’ Addario, retinitis pigmentosa patient