Tennessee

Population: 6,595,056
State Rank: 17
Funding By State: 
AgencyFunding (in thousands)State Rank
National Institutes of Health$443,117 17
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention$75,52216
National Science Foundation$39,00422
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality$1,45126
Total$559,09415
Economic Impact: 
IndustryEmploymentAnnual Salary
Pharmaceutical20,582$88,666
Medical Device37,311$88,712
Research, Testing, and Laboratories28,113$77,073
Overall Private Sector2,342,343$45,310
Source: 

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

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

Investment: Funding Sources: 
Source of R&D Funding InvestmentState Rank
Federal Government$2,600,000,00014
Industry$1,118,000,00029
Universities$209,000,00023
Other$403,000,00025
Total$4,328,000,00025
Notes: 

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

Source: 

National Science Foundation, Science & Engineering Indicators, 2016

America’s economic destiny lies in innovation, technology, science and research.
The Honorable John E. Porter