West Virginia

Population: 1,815,857
State Rank: 38
Funding By State: 
AgencyFunding (in thousands)State Rank
National Institutes of Health$28,27945
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention$2,87827
National Science Foundation$9,13948
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality$0--
Total$40,29646
Notes: 

All data from FY 2017

Source: Federal Reporter and HHS TAGGS

Economic Impact: 
IndustryEmploymentAnnual Salary
Pharmaceutical11,535$90,895
Medical Device1,905$51,514
Research, Testing, and Laboratories3,263$52,207
Overall Private Sector546,612$40,745
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 West Virginia, see Research!America’s fact sheet here.

Investment: Funding Sources: 
Source of R&D Funding InvestmentState Rank
Federal Government$254,000,00039
Industry$171,000,00046
Universities$69,000,00040
Other$37,000,00048
Total$531,000,00043
Notes: 

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

Source: National Science Foundation, Science & Engineering Indicators, 2018

If concerted, long-term investments in research are not made, America will lose an entire generation of young scientists.
Brenda Canine, PhD; McLaughlin Research Institute, Montana