Colorado

Population: 5,607,154
State Rank: 21
Funding By State: 
AgencyFunding (in thousands)State Rank
National Institutes of Health$359,98820
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention$9,41812
National Science Foundation$115,67011
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality$6,68210
Total$491,75821
Notes: 

All data from FY 2017

Source: Federal Reporter and HHS TAGGS

Economic Impact: 
IndustryEmploymentAnnual Salary
Pharmaceutical20,684$79,387
Medical Device30,929$82,529
Research, Testing, and Laboratories14,686$80,662
Overall Private Sector2,146,986$54,879
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 Colorado, see Research!America’s fact sheet here.

Investment: Funding Sources: 
Source of R&D Funding InvestmentState Rank
Federal Government$2,403,000,00015
Industry$3,747,000,00021
Universities$124,000,00033
Other$399,000,00021
Total$6,673,000,00021
Notes: 

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

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

The capabilities are enormous, a little bit of research can pay off quite a bit in the long run.
Paul D’ Addario, retinitis pigmentosa patient