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, 2014853,17546
Funding By State
AgencyFunding (in thousands)State Rank
National Institutes of Health$21,35245
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention$16,550 47
National Science Foundation$22,40342
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality$0 38
Total$60,30546
Economic Impact
IndustryEmploymentAnnual Salary
Pharmaceutical14$41,769
Medical Device1,631$55,681
Research, Testing, and Laboratories422$85,687
Overall Private Sector5,175$36,316
Investment: Funding Sources
Source of R&D Funding InvestmentState Rank
Federal Government$110,000,00050
Industry$99,000,00046
Universities$20,000,00050
Total $229,000,00049
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Population
ResidentsState Rank
Population, 20156,595,05617
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
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
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Population
ResidentsState Rank
Population, 201527,429,6392
Funding By State
AgencyFunding (in thousands)State Rank
National Institutes of Health$1,004,4127
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention$167,7724
National Science Foundation$194,1315
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality$7,9539
Total$1,374,2686
Economic Impact
IndustryEmploymentAnnual Salary
Pharmaceutical126,240$103,113
Medical Device49,521$70,554
Research, Testing, and Laboratories66,569$74,581
Overall Private Sector9,589,897$54,223
Investment: Funding Sources
Source of R&D Funding InvestmentState Rank
Federal Government$4,284,000,0007
Industry$12,859,000,0006
Universities$985,000,0003
Other$2,544,000,0003
Total$20,673,000,0003
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Population
ResidentsState Rank
Population, 20152,990,63231
Funding By State
AgencyFunding (in thousands)State Rank
National Institutes of Health$159,47127
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention$34,75330
National Science Foundation$33,14828
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality$56429
Total$227,93628
Economic Impact
IndustryEmploymentAnnual Salary
Pharmaceutical69,593$58,447
Medical Device50,328$58,130
Research, Testing, and Laboratories19,950$69,326
Overall Private Sector1,075,917$42,994
Investment: Funding Sources
Source of R&D Funding InvestmentState Rank
Federal Government$1,004,000,00024
Industry$1,546,000,00025
Universities$140,000,00030
Other$223,000,00030
Total$2,912,000,00027
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Population
ResidentsState Rank
Population, 2015626,08849
Funding By State
AgencyFunding (in thousands)State Rank
National Institutes of Health$49,24738
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention$17,06745
National Science Foundation$5,01150
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality$0 -
Total$71,32541
Economic Impact
IndustryEmploymentAnnual Salary
Pharmaceutical6,080$77,005
Medical Device3,280$66,769
Research, Testing, and Laboratories583$72,780
Overall Private Sector251,444$42,155
Investment: Funding Sources
Source of R&D Funding InvestmentState Rank
Federal Government$108,000,00048
Industry$425,000,00036
Universities$22,000,00049
Other$36,000,00048
Total$592,000,00044
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Population
ResidentsState Rank
Population, 20158,327,58712
Funding By State
AgencyFunding (in thousands)State Rank
National Institutes of Health$322,54220
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention$93,70511
National Science Foundation$92,15115
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality$5,04516
Total$516,44320
Economic Impact
IndustryEmploymentAnnual Salary
Pharmaceutical26,455$101,736
Medical Device9,330$68,928
Research, Testing, and Laboratories35,933$78,783
Overall Private Sector2,964,308$52,578
Investment: Funding Sources
Source of R&D Funding InvestmentState Rank
Federal Government$6,813,000,0003
Industry$2,356,000,00022
Universities$352,000,00015
Other$581,000,00018
Total$10,101,000,00012
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Population
ResidentsState Rank
Population, 20157,160,29013
Funding By State
AgencyFunding (in thousands)State Rank
National Institutes of Health$885,3398
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention$94,26210
National Science Foundation$96,45714
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality$11,7736
Total$1,087,8318
Economic Impact
IndustryEmploymentAnnual Salary
Pharmaceutical21,413$54,124
Medical Device24,672$80,331
Research, Testing, and Laboratories38,728$89,374
Overall Private Sector2,517,303$54,955
Investment: Funding Sources
Source of R&D Funding InvestmentState Rank
Federal Government$3,262,000,00011
Industry$13,678,000,0004
Universities$198,000,00027
Other$540,000,00020
Total$17,678,000,0007
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Population
ResidentsState Rank
Population, 2015672,228--
Funding By State
AgencyFunding (in thousands)State Rank
National Institutes of Health$193,374--
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention$211,344 --
National Science Foundation$62,893--
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality$3,366--
Economic Impact
IndustryEmploymentAnnual Salary
Pharmaceutical
Medical Device
Research, Testing, and Laboratories
Overall Private Sector
Investment: Funding Sources
Source of R&D Funding InvestmentState Rank
Federal Government$2,760,000,000
Industry$153,000,000
Universities$127,000,000
Other$93,000,000
Total$3,133,000
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Population
ResidentsState Rank
Population, 20151,841,053 38
Funding By State
AgencyFunding (in thousands)State Rank
National Institutes of Health$20,97445
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention$22,95439
National Science Foundation$11,12044
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality$4935
Total$55,09745
Economic Impact
IndustryEmploymentAnnual Salary
Pharmaceutical26,274$81,152
Medical Device2,775$55,188
Research, Testing, and Laboratories3,602$52,527
Overall Private Sector562,687$40,490
Investment: Funding Sources
Source of R&D Funding InvestmentState Rank
Federal Government$260,000,00040
Industry$257,000,00041
Universities$65,000,00040
Other$45,000,00045
Total$627,000,00043
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Population
ResidentsState Rank
Population, 20155,767,89120
Funding By State
AgencyFunding (in thousands)State Rank
National Institutes of Health$403,40918
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention$47,96121
National Science Foundation$61,29121
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality$5,22815
Total$517,88919
Economic Impact
IndustryEmploymentAnnual Salary
Pharmaceutical43,424$72,987
Medical Device48,101$90,343
Research, Testing, and Laboratories17,747$65,350
Overall Private Sector2,356,655$43,725
Investment: Funding Sources
Source of R&D Funding InvestmentState Rank
Federal Government$882,000,00026
Industry$3,654,000,00017
Universities$386,000,00013
Other$777,000,00013
Total$5,698,000,00024
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