New Mexico

Population: 2,080,328
State Rank: 36
Funding By State: 
AgencyFunding (in thousands)State Rank
National Institutes of Health$90,51933
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention$32,02831
National Science Foundation$26,90531
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality$48430
Total $149,93633
Economic Impact: 
IndustryEmploymentAnnual Salary
Pharmaceutical4,551$56,218
Medical Device1,445$55,874
Research, Testing, and Laboratories15,898$76,865
Overall Private Sector618,134$40,744
Source: 

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

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

Investment: Funding Sources: 
Source of R&D Funding InvestmentState Rank
Federal Government$5,436,000,0006
Industry$242,000,00042
Universities$72,000,00038
Other$156,000,00034
Total$5,905,000,00023
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