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
Pharmaceutical12,188$64,435
Medical Device9,100$62,469
Research, Testing, and Laboratories6,236$71,903
Overall Private Sector1,650,590$42,223
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 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

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