South Carolina

Population: 4,894,834
State Rank: 23
Funding By State: 
AgencyFunding (in thousands)State Rank
National Institutes of Health$152,455 28
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention$44,49325
National Science Foundation$36,41125
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality$3,69119
Total$237,05026
Economic Impact: 
IndustryEmploymentAnnual Salary
Pharmaceutical23,384$67,777
Medical Device16,005$56,761
Research, Testing, and Laboratories9,482$67,220
Overall Private Sector1,556,748$40,165
Source: 

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

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

Investment: Funding Sources: 
Source of R&D Funding InvestmentState Rank
Federal Government$786,000,00029
Industry$1,206,000,00027
Universities$242,000,00019
Other$424,000,00024
Total$2,660,000,00028
Notes: 

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

Source: 

National Science Foundation, Science & Engineering Indicators, 2016

Funding research gives all of us a better chance of living a healthier life.
Pam Hirata, heart disease survivor