Iowa

Population: 3,121,997
State Rank: 30
Funding By State: 
AgencyFunding (in thousands)State Rank
National Institutes of Health$159,95326
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention$36,58929
National Science Foundation$35,12127
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality$18333
Total$231,84627
Economic Impact: 
IndustryEmploymentAnnual Salary
Pharmaceutical25,536$66,440
Medical Device6,902$46,491
Research, Testing, and Laboratories5,682$66,275
Overall Private Sector1,280,079$41,964
Source: 

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

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

Investment: Funding Sources: 
Source of R&D Funding InvestmentState Rank
Federal Government$940,000,00025
Industry$1,186,000,00028
Universities$218,000,00021
Other$261,000,00028
Total$2,605,000,00031
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