Tennessee

Population: 6,829,174
State Rank: 16
Funding By State: 
AgencyFunding (in thousands)State Rank
National Institutes of Health$584,88617
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention$3,38225
National Science Foundation$67,51221
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality$3,71312
Total$659,49317
Notes: 

All data from FY 2019

Source: Federal ReporterNSF Research.gov, and HHS TAGGS

 

Economic Impact: 
IndustryEmploymentAnnual Salary
Pharmaceutical9,665$80,523
Medical Device24,612$93,028
Research, Testing, and Laboratories18,457$75,119
Overall Private Sector2,561,941$50,666
Notes: 

Source: TEConomy and Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO), The Bioscience Economy: Propelling Life-Saving Treatments, Supporting State & Local Communities 2020

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

Investment: Funding Sources: 
Source of R&D Funding InvestmentState Rank
Federal Government$2,636,000,00014
Industry$1,232,000,00030
Universities$333,000,00020
Other$300,000,00026
Total$4,501,000,00026
Notes: 

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

Source: National Science Foundation, National Patterns of R&D Resources, 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