Virginia

Population: 8,470,020
State Rank: 12
Funding By State: 
AgencyFunding (in thousands)State Rank
National Institutes of Health$387,87419
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention$1,47834
National Science Foundation$118,13510
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality$1,88622
Total$509,37419
Notes: 

All data from FY 2017

Source: Federal Reporter and HHS TAGGS

Economic Impact: 
IndustryEmploymentAnnual Salary
Pharmaceutical11,214$86,581
Medical Device6,245$71,555
Research, Testing, and Laboratories25,094$80,307
Overall Private Sector3,079,582$54,342
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 Virginia, see Research!America’s fact sheet here.

Investment: Funding Sources: 
Source of R&D Funding InvestmentState Rank
Federal Government$6,333,000,0004
Industry$2,781,000,00023
Universities$473,000,00012
Other$494,000,00020
Total$10,081,000,00013
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