North Carolina

Population: 10,035,186
State Rank: 9
Funding By State: 
AgencyFunding (in thousands)State Rank
National Institutes of Health$1,055,162 6
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention$90,99712
National Science Foundation$102,39712
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality$14,8664
Total$1,263,4227
Economic Impact: 
IndustryEmploymentAnnual Salary
Pharmaceutical247,703$99,867
Medical Device38,234$60,063
Research, Testing, and Laboratories73,667$86,279
Overall Private Sector3,375,691$45,021
Source: 

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

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

Investment: Funding Sources: 
Source of R&D Funding InvestmentState Rank
Federal Government$2,270,000,00018
Industry$5,143,000,00014
Universities$425,000,00010
Other$1,542,000,0007
Total$9,382,000,00013
Notes: 

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

Source: 

National Science Foundation, Science & Engineering Indicators, 2016

We have health challenges in this country that science will provide answers for if given the chance and we haven't given science that opportunity
Mary Woolley, President and CEO, Research!America