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
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

America’s economic destiny lies in innovation, technology, science and research.
The Honorable John E. Porter