Kentucky

Population: 4,468,402
State Rank: 26
Funding By State: 
AgencyFunding (in thousands)State Rank
National Institutes of Health$206,28727
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention$5,70618
National Science Foundation$26,84138
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality$81628
Total$239,65029
Notes: 

All data from FY 2018

Source: Federal Reporter and HHS TAGGS

Economic Impact: 
IndustryEmploymentAnnual Salary
Pharmaceutical5,692$80,634
Medical Device2,997$51,064
Research, Testing, and Laboratories6,508$61,361
Overall Private Sector1,566,454$43,925
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 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

If concerted, long-term investments in research are not made, America will lose an entire generation of young scientists.
Brenda Canine, PhD; McLaughlin Research Institute, Montana