Economic Impact of Health Research

Investment in Research and Development by Funding Source (2010)

Source of R&D Funding

Investment

State Rank

Federal Government

$2,991,000,000

12

Industry

$11,500,000,000

5

Universities

$504,000,000

6

Total*

$14,995,000,000

8

*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)

Illinois

Residents

State Rank

Population, July 1, 2013

12,882,135

5

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Statistics for research-driven health industries (2012)

Industry

Employment

Annual Salary

Pharmaceutical

17,755

$140,593

Medical Device

12,142

$103,799

Research, Testing, and Laboratories

14,554

103,186

Overall Private Sector

4,836,191

$52,367

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 $760.1 million in Illinois, supporting 14,531 jobs.


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