Economic Impact of Health Research

Investment in Research and Development by Funding Source (2010)

Source of R&D Funding

Investment

State Rank

Federal Government

$1,593,000,000

21

Industry

$2,931,000,000

19

Universities

$411,000,000

8

Total*

$4,935,000,000

22

*Note that the total does not include estimates for philanthropic funding. Philanthropic funding, including that by voluntary health organizations, is not available on a state by state basis.

Source: National Science Foundation, Science & Engineering Indicators, 2014

Population (2013)

Georgia

Residents

State Rank

Population, July 1, 2013

9,992,167

8

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Statistics for research-driven health industries (2012)

Industry

Employment

Annual Salary

Pharmaceutical

2,869

$90,794

Medical Device

4,050

$65,720

Research, Testing, and Laboratories

6,989

$68,344

Overall Private Sector

3,172,923

$46,981

Source: Battelle and Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO), Battelle/BIO State Bioscience Jobs, Investments and Innovation, 2014



United for Medical Research's 2014 study, shows that in 2013 NIH invested $450.9 million in Georgia, supporting 10,592 jobs.


For more information about NIH funding in Georgia, please see the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology’s fact sheet here.