Massachusetts

Population: 6,902,149
State Rank: 15
Funding By State: 
AgencyFunding (in thousands)State Rank
National Institutes of Health$2,890,1882
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention$20,9523
National Science Foundation$112,4382
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality$17,6632
Total$3,041,2412
Notes: 

All data from FY 2018

Source: Federal Reporter and HHS TAGGS

Economic Impact: 
IndustryEmploymentAnnual Salary
Pharmaceutical59,002$123,737
Medical Device61,408$110,724
Research, Testing, and Laboratories141,571$154,264
Overall Private Sector3,062,706$68,082
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 Massachusetts, see Research!America’s fact sheet here.

Investment: Funding Sources: 
Source of R&D Funding InvestmentState Rank
Federal Government$6,498,000,0003
Industry$17,985,000,0002
Universities$753,000,0006
Other$3,256,000,0002
Total$28,492,000,0002
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