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, 20152,080,32836
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
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
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Population
ResidentsState Rank
Population, 201519,747,1834
Funding By State
AgencyFunding (in thousands)State Rank
National Institutes of Health$2,046,8273
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention$502,6231
National Science Foundation$296,6442
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality$17,9393
Total$2,864,0332
Economic Impact
IndustryEmploymentAnnual Salary
Pharmaceutical202,273$73,375
Medical Device51,877$68,307
Research, Testing, and Laboratories74,184$93,589
Overall Private Sector7,444,860$67,301
Investment: Funding Sources
Source of R&D Funding InvestmentState Rank
Federal Government$6,201,000,0005
Industry$8,831,000,0008
Universities$1,121,000,0002
Other$2,094,000,0004
Total$18,249,000,0005
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Population
ResidentsState Rank
Population, 201510,035,1869
Funding By State
AgencyFunding (in thousands)State Rank
National Institutes of Health$1,055,162 6
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention$90,99712
National Science Foundation$102,39712
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality$14,8664
Total$1,263,4227
Economic Impact
IndustryEmploymentAnnual Salary
Pharmaceutical247,703$99,867
Medical Device38,234$60,063
Research, Testing, and Laboratories73,667$86,279
Overall Private Sector3,375,691$45,021
Investment: Funding Sources
Source of R&D Funding InvestmentState Rank
Federal Government$2,270,000,00018
Industry$5,143,000,00014
Universities$425,000,00010
Other$1,542,000,0007
Total$9,382,000,00013
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Population
ResidentsState Rank
Population, 2015756,83547
Funding By State
AgencyFunding (in thousands)State Rank
National Institutes of Health$15,60847
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention$12,89249
National Science Foundation$7,83347
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality$0-
Total$36,33349
Economic Impact
IndustryEmploymentAnnual Salary
Pharmaceutical199$64,066
Medical Device535$51,919
Research, Testing, and Laboratories1,843$62,576
Overall Private Sector376,070$52,076
Investment: Funding Sources
Source of R&D Funding InvestmentState Rank
Federal Government$152,000,00047
Industry$202,000,00045
Universities$42,000,00043
Other$84,000,00040
Total$480,000,00046
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Population
ResidentsState Rank
Population, 201511,605,0907
Funding By State
AgencyFunding (in thousands)State Rank
National Institutes of Health$670,05110
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention$79,06014
National Science Foundation$98,32513
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality$9,3948
Total$856,83010
Economic Impact
IndustryEmploymentAnnual Salary
Pharmaceutical62,105$90,603
Medical Device39,387$54,523
Research, Testing, and Laboratories42,357$74,402
Overall Private Sector4,476,161$45,488
Investment: Funding Sources
Source of R&D Funding InvestmentState Rank
Federal Government$3,517,000,0008
Industry$5,402,000,00012
Universities$366,000,00014
Other$1,642,000,0006
Total$10,928,000,00011
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Population
ResidentsState Rank
Population, 20153,907,41428
Funding By State
AgencyFunding (in thousands)State Rank
National Institutes of Health$86,16735
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention$29,46332
National Science Foundation$30,02129
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality$5,68214
Total$151,33332
Economic Impact
IndustryEmploymentAnnual Salary
Pharmaceutical5,318$82,980
Medical Device3,208$58,725
Research, Testing, and Laboratories6,443$54,998
Overall Private Sector1,262,095$44,083
Investment: Funding Sources
Source of R&D Funding InvestmentState Rank
Federal Government$400,000,00036
Industry$406,000,00038
Universities$107,000,00035
Other$130,000,00036
Total$1,044,000,00039
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Population
ResidentsState Rank
Population, 20154,024,63427
Funding By State
AgencyFunding (in thousands)State Rank
National Institutes of Health$288,57521
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention$44,68424
National Science Foundation$61,72520
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality$6,95413
Total$401,93821
Economic Impact
IndustryEmploymentAnnual Salary
Pharmaceutical8,556$57,449
Medical Device18,897$70,789
Research, Testing, and Laboratories11,449$70,929
Overall Private Sector1,453,935$45,898
Investment: Funding Sources
Source of R&D Funding InvestmentState Rank
Federal Government$717,000,00030
Industry$4,873,000,00015
Universities$73,000,00037
Other$367,000,00026
Total$6,031,000,00021
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Population
ResidentsState Rank
Population, 201512,791,9046
Funding By State
AgencyFunding (in thousands)State Rank
National Institutes of Health$1,500,3104
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention$113,1869
National Science Foundation$202,1184
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality$7,20112
Total$1,882,8154
Economic Impact
IndustryEmploymentAnnual Salary
Pharmaceutical205,849$123,601
Medical Device71,145$65,612
Research, Testing, and Laboratories87,563$101,945
Overall Private Sector4,960,644$50,310
Investment: Funding Sources
Source of R&D Funding InvestmentState Rank
Federal Government$3,291,000,00010
Industry$8,683,000,0009
Universities$473,000,0007
Other$764,000,00014
Total$13,210,000,00010
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Population
ResidentsState Rank
Population, 20151,055,60743
Funding By State
AgencyFunding (in thousands)State Rank
National Institutes of Health$132,45330
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention$21,85240
National Science Foundation$38,410 24
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality$2,76923
Total$195,48431
Economic Impact
IndustryEmploymentAnnual Salary
Pharmaceutical17,487$116,973
Medical Device7,174$65,247
Research, Testing, and Laboratories2,683$65,486
Overall Private Sector404,468$47,443
Investment: Funding Sources
Source of R&D Funding InvestmentState Rank
Federal Government$593,000,00033
Industry$408,000,00037
Universities$206,000,00024
Other$83,000,00041
Total$1,291,000,00035
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Population
ResidentsState Rank
Population, 20154,894,83423
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
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
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