South Carolina

Population: 5,024,369
State Rank: 23
Funding By State: 
AgencyFunding (in thousands)State Rank
National Institutes of Health$183,90128
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention$2,33530
National Science Foundation$48,01423
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality$1,92721
Total$236,17727
Notes: 

All data from FY 2017

Source: Federal Reporter and HHS TAGGS

Economic Impact: 
IndustryEmploymentAnnual Salary
Pharmaceutical23,384$67,777
Medical Device16,005$56,761
Research, Testing, and Laboratories9,482$67,220
Overall Private Sector1,556,748$40,165
Notes: 

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

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

Investment: Funding Sources: 
Source of R&D Funding InvestmentState Rank
Federal Government$642,000,00030
Industry$1,172,000,00030
Universities$276,000,00022
Other$137,000,00033
Total$2,227,000,00032
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