Kentucky

Population: 4,424,611
State Rank: 26
Funding By State: 
AgencyFunding (in thousands)State Rank
National Institutes of Health$160,662 25
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention$38,80928
National Science Foundation$14,49240
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality$39831
Total$214,36129
Economic Impact: 
IndustryEmploymentAnnual Salary
Pharmaceutical11,475$73,435
Medical Device4,943$47,515
Research, Testing, and Laboratories7,526$55,618
Overall Private Sector1,507,167$41,778
Source: 

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

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

Investment: Funding Sources: 
Source of R&D Funding InvestmentState Rank
Federal Government$578,000,00034
Industry$772,000,00033
Universities$210,000,00022
Other$149,000,00035
Total$1,708,000,00034
Notes: 

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

Source: 

National Science Foundation, Science & Engineering Indicators, 2016

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