Research Funding and Economic Impact of Funding by State

NIH, CDC, NSF and AHRQ Funding by State

The funds disbursed to the 50 states and the District of Columbia by the National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Science Foundation and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality are a vital component of the U.S investment in health-related research. See how each state ranks in funding from these four federal agencies in comparison to the size of the population.

The local economies of each state are strengthened by health research conducted by industry, universities, medical centers and other organizations. Employment in these research-driven institutions also yields additional jobs in other sectors of the economy.

This resource contains profiles of each state including the sources of investment in research, statistics for health-related industries, and highlights from local economic impact studies. Information provided is the most recent data available.

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Population
ResidentsState Rank
Population, 20156,784,24015
Funding By State
AgencyFunding (in thousands)State Rank
National Institutes of Health$2,424,537 2
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention$118,7548
National Science Foundation$254,4153
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality$19,1722
Total$2,816,8783
Economic Impact
IndustryEmploymentAnnual Salary
Pharmaceutical115,243$143,683
Medical Device96,087$104,351
Research, Testing, and Laboratories149,794$136,027
Overall Private Sector2,929,728$64,756
Investment: Funding Sources
Source of R&D Funding InvestmentState Rank
Federal Government$6,517,000,0004
Industry$14,157,000,0002
Universities$412,000,00011
Other$3,044,000,0002
Total$24,129,000,0002
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Population
ResidentsState Rank
Population, 20159,917,71510
Funding By State
AgencyFunding (in thousands)State Rank
National Institutes of Health$622,75811
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention$79,09313
National Science Foundation$119,5598
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality$11,5667
Total$832,97611
Economic Impact
IndustryEmploymentAnnual Salary
Pharmaceutical99,963$78,444
Medical Device53,530$72,538
Research, Testing, and Laboratories38,976$99,533
Overall Private Sector3,532,019$48,054
Investment: Funding Sources
Source of R&D Funding InvestmentState Rank
Federal Government$2,314,000,00017
Industry$13,460,000,0005
Universities$758,000,0004
Other$1,313,000,0009
Total$17,844,000,0006
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Population
ResidentsState Rank
Population, 20155,482,43521
Funding By State
AgencyFunding (in thousands)State Rank
National Institutes of Health$496,71114
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention$62,43918
National Science Foundation$65,76019
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality$2,15425
Total$627,064 14
Economic Impact
IndustryEmploymentAnnual Salary
Pharmaceutical32,045$75,613
Medical Device132,448$97,516
Research, Testing, and Laboratories25,317$100,839
Overall Private Sector2,358,058$51,954
Investment: Funding Sources
Source of R&D Funding InvestmentState Rank
Federal Government$1,081,000,00023
Industry$5,616,000,00010
Universities$230,000,00020
Other$455,000,00022
Total$7,381,000,00018
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Population
ResidentsState Rank
Population, 20152,989,39032
Funding By State
AgencyFunding (in thousands)State Rank
National Institutes of Health$47,743 40
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention$28,58633
National Science Foundation$17,86337
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality$0 -
Total$94,19238
Economic Impact
IndustryEmploymentAnnual Salary
Pharmaceutical9,371$53,951
Medical Device2,791$40,724
Research, Testing, and Laboratories2,272$50,918
Overall Private Sector865,716$36,503
Investment: Funding Sources
Source of R&D Funding InvestmentState Rank
Federal Government$696,000,00032
Industry$219,000,00044
Universities$107,000,00034
Other$121,000,00037
Total$1,143,000,00036
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Population
ResidentsState Rank
Population, 20156,076,20418
Funding By State
AgencyFunding (in thousands)State Rank
National Institutes of Health$471,59715
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention$46,99822
National Science Foundation$35,39226
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality$3,10221
Total$557,08916
Economic Impact
IndustryEmploymentAnnual Salary
Pharmaceutical57,969$88,693
Medical Device11,891$56,698
Research, Testing, and Laboratories23,895$72,110
Overall Private Sector2,250,961$44,697
Investment: Funding Sources
Source of R&D Funding InvestmentState Rank
Federal Government$801,000,00028
Industry$3,282,000,00021
Universities$251,000,00017
Other$201,000,00032
Total$8,235,000,00016
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Population
ResidentsState Rank
Population, 20151,032,07344
Funding By State
AgencyFunding (in thousands)State Rank
National Institutes of Health$28,54543
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention$18,13744
National Science Foundation$9,94845
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality$0-
Total$56,63044
Economic Impact
IndustryEmploymentAnnual Salary
Pharmaceutical3,006$40,725
Medical Device1,547$39,891
Research, Testing, and Laboratories1,720$67,877
Overall Private Sector357,775$37,854
Investment: Funding Sources
Source of R&D Funding InvestmentState Rank
Federal Government$199,000,00042
Industry$81,000,00048
Universities$49,000,00042
Other$38,000,00047
Total$366,000,00047
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Population
ResidentsState Rank
Population, 20151,893,76537
Funding By State
AgencyFunding (in thousands)State Rank
National Institutes of Health$89,75334
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention$26,06235
National Science Foundation$20,76534
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality$0-
Total$136,58036
Economic Impact
IndustryEmploymentAnnual Salary
Pharmaceutical17,155$72,841
Medical Device16,663$53,024
Research, Testing, and Laboratories4,451$60,916
Overall Private Sector786,812$40,640
Investment: Funding Sources
Source of R&D Funding InvestmentState Rank
Federal Government$314,000,00039
Industry$539,000,00035
Universities$175,000,00028
Other$76,000,00042
Total$1,105,000,00038
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Population
ResidentsState Rank
Population, 20152,883,75835
Funding By State
AgencyFunding (in thousands)State Rank
National Institutes of Health$24,98944
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention$25,68736
National Science Foundation$8,15546
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality$0 -
Total$58,83143
Economic Impact
IndustryEmploymentAnnual Salary
Pharmaceutical8,485$47,245
Medical Device3,440$55,681
Research, Testing, and Laboratories6,010$66,342
Overall Private Sector1,054,796$43,514
Investment: Funding Sources
Source of R&D Funding InvestmentState Rank
Federal Government$184,000,00044
Industry$552,000,00034
Universities$35,000,00045
Other$75,000,00043
Total$845,000,00040
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Population
ResidentsState Rank
Population, 20151,330,11141
Funding By State
AgencyFunding (in thousands)State Rank
National Institutes of Health$103,40832
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention$23,34137
National Science Foundation$18,10636
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality$4,86217
Total$149,71734
Economic Impact
IndustryEmploymentAnnual Salary
Pharmaceutical10,816$77,258
Medical Device9,430$64,340
Research, Testing, and Laboratories3,589$97,583
Overall Private Sector541,173$51,784
Investment: Funding Sources
Source of R&D Funding InvestmentState Rank
Federal Government$1,194,000,00022
Industry$796,000,00031
Universities$110,000,00033
Other$243,000,00029
Total$2,345,000,00032
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Population
ResidentsState Rank
Population, 20158,935,42111
Funding By State
AgencyFunding (in thousands)State Rank
National Institutes of Health$225,12323
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention$78,69715
National Science Foundation$88,632 17
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality$2,82122
Total$395,27322
Economic Impact
IndustryEmploymentAnnual Salary
Pharmaceutical326,697$168,436
Medical Device58,366$112,671
Research, Testing, and Laboratories85,016$128,628
Overall Private Sector3,242,932$60,128
Investment: Funding Sources
Source of R&D Funding InvestmentState Rank
Federal Government$1,689,000,00020
Industry$13,854,000,0003
Universities$245,000,00018
Other$1,842,000,0005
Total$17,630,000,0008
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