Kentucky

Population: 4,454,189
State Rank: 26
Funding By State: 
AgencyFunding (in thousands)State Rank
National Institutes of Health$188,18027
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention$6,91017
National Science Foundation$19,12638
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality$29933
Total$214,51529
Notes: 

All data from FY 2017

Source: Federal Reporter and HHS TAGGS

Economic Impact: 
IndustryEmploymentAnnual Salary
Pharmaceutical11,475$73,435
Medical Device4,943$47,515
Research, Testing, and Laboratories7,526$55,618
Overall Private Sector1,507,167$41,778
Notes: 

Source: Battelle and Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO), Battelle/BIO State Bioscience Jobs, Investments and Innovation, 2016

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

Investment: Funding Sources: 
Source of R&D Funding InvestmentState Rank
Federal Government$725,000,00028
Industry$779,000,00033
Universities$177,000,00030
Other$140,000,00032
Total$1,821,000,00034
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