Alaska

Population: 739,795
State Rank: 48
Funding By State: 
AgencyFunding (in thousands)State Rank
National Institutes of Health$16,80848
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention$39038
National Science Foundation$25,18136
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality$13234
Total$42,51045
Notes: 

All data from FY 2017 

Source: Federal Reporter and HHS TAGGS

Economic Impact: 
IndustryEmploymentAnnual Salary
Pharmaceutical1$72,388
Medical Device190$87,174
Research, Testing, and Laboratories1,159$56,826
Overall Private Sector249,660$52,364
Notes: 

Source: Battelle and Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO), The Value of Bioscience Innovation in Growing Jobs and Improving Quality of Life 2018

For more information about research investments in Alaska, see Research!America’s fact sheet here.

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Investment: Funding Sources: 
Source of R&D Funding InvestmentState Rank
Federal Government$195,000,00041
Industry$38,000,00050
Universities$50,000,00043
Other$40,000,00044
Total$323,000,00048
Notes: 

*Other: Non-profit, non-federal, other government

Source: National Science Foundation, Science & Engineering Indicators, 2018

Without continued support for health research, many of the most promising young scientists, their ideas and a myriad of potentially life-changing scientific breakthroughs will vanish into oblivion.
Paul Marinec, PhD; University of California San Francisco