Research Funding and Economic Impact of Funding by State

NIH, CDC, NSF and AHRQ Funding by State

The funds disbursed to the 50 states and the District of Columbia by the National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Science Foundation and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality are a vital component of the U.S investment in health-related research. See how each state ranks in funding from these four federal agencies in comparison to the size of the population.

The local economies of each state are strengthened by health research conducted by industry, universities, medical centers and other organizations. Employment in these research-driven institutions also yields additional jobs in other sectors of the economy.

This resource contains profiles of each state including the sources of investment in research, statistics for health-related industries, and highlights from local economic impact studies. Information provided is the most recent data available.

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Population
ResidentsState Rank
Population, 20174,874,74724
Funding By State
AgencyFunding (in thousands)State Rank
National Institutes of Health$300,08622
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention$3,23024
National Science Foundation$43,70225
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality$97328
Total$347,99223
Economic Impact
IndustryEmploymentAnnual Salary
Pharmaceutical15,445$59,420
Medical Device8,493$46,838
Research, Testing, and Laboratories11,106$65,918
Overall Private Sector1,504,508$42,351
Investment: Funding Sources
Source of R&D Funding InvestmentState Rank
Federal Government$2,806,000,00012
Industry$936,000,00031
Universities$227,000,00024
Other$207,000,00029
Total$4,176,000,00026
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Population
ResidentsState Rank
Population, 2017739,79548
Funding By State
AgencyFunding (in thousands)State Rank
National Institutes of Health$16,80848
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention$39038
National Science Foundation$25,18136
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality$13234
Total$42,51045
Economic Impact
IndustryEmploymentAnnual Salary
Pharmaceutical00
Medical Device320$67,213
Research, Testing, and Laboratories1006$54,513
Overall Private Sector252,818$52,655
Investment: Funding Sources
Source of R&D Funding InvestmentState Rank
Federal Government$195,000,00041
Industry$38,000,00050
Universities$50,000,00043
Other$40,000,00044
Total$323,000,00048
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Population
ResidentsState Rank
Population, 20177,016,27014
Funding By State
AgencyFunding (in thousands)State Rank
National Institutes of Health$189,06926
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention$3,87520
National Science Foundation$96,79215
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality$68830
Total$290,42425
Economic Impact
IndustryEmploymentAnnual Salary
Pharmaceutical22,849$54,289
Medical Device28,766$67,354
Research, Testing, and Laboratories23,026$71,059
Overall Private Sector2,147,012$46,514
Investment: Funding Sources
Source of R&D Funding InvestmentState Rank
Federal Government$1,333,000,00021
Industry$4,480,000,00016
Universities$356,000,00016
Other$706,000,00015
Total$6,875,000,00019
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Population
ResidentsState Rank
Population, 20173,004,27932
Funding By State
AgencyFunding (in thousands)State Rank
National Institutes of Health$57,25338
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention$1,88533
National Science Foundation$15,07542
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality$0 -
Total$74,21338
Economic Impact
IndustryEmploymentAnnual Salary
Pharmaceutical2,624$51,239
Medical Device1,970$46,336
Research, Testing, and Laboratories3,640$57,056
Overall Private Sector957,159$39,723
Investment: Funding Sources
Source of R&D Funding InvestmentState Rank
Federal Government$133,000,00046
Industry$284,000,00039
Universities$91,000,00034
Other$92,000,00037
Total$600,000,00041
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Population
CaliforniaResidentsState Rank
Population, 201739,536,6531
Funding By State
AgencyFunding (in thousands)State Rank
National Institutes of Health$3,947,6921
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention$27,7142
National Science Foundation$497,7511
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality$17,4101
Total$4,490,5671
Economic Impact
IndustryEmploymentAnnual Salary
Pharmaceutical582,124$157,714
Medical Device303,816$99,806
Research, Testing, and Laboratories290,990$135,377
Overall Private Sector13,439,465$58,551
Investment: Funding Sources
Source of R&D Funding InvestmentState Rank
Federal Government$19,920,000,0001
Industry$95,574,000,0001
Universities$1,657,000,0001
Other$7,293,000,0001
Total$124,444,000,0001
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Population
ResidentsState Rank
Population, 20175,607,15421
Funding By State
AgencyFunding (in thousands)State Rank
National Institutes of Health$359,98820
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention$9,41812
National Science Foundation$115,67011
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality$6,68210
Total$491,75821
Economic Impact
IndustryEmploymentAnnual Salary
Pharmaceutical36,449$98,839
Medical Device46,993$81,435
Research, Testing, and Laboratories26,857$89,194
Overall Private Sector2,026,342$53,068
Investment: Funding Sources
Source of R&D Funding InvestmentState Rank
Federal Government$2,403,000,00015
Industry$3,747,000,00021
Universities$124,000,00033
Other$399,000,00021
Total$6,673,000,00021
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Population
ResidentsState Rank
Population, 20173,588,18429
Funding By State
AgencyFunding (in thousands)State Rank
National Institutes of Health$524,68416
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention$4,01420
National Science Foundation$58,47822
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality$4,35715
Total$591,53315
Economic Impact
IndustryEmploymentAnnual Salary
Pharmaceutical52,731$162,872
Medical Device33,608$73,926
Research, Testing, and Laboratories17,792$109,105
Overall Private Sector1,417,420$64,783
Investment: Funding Sources
Source of R&D Funding InvestmentState Rank
Federal Government$2,689,000,00014
Industry$6,495,000,00011
Universities$311,000,00018
Other$387,000,00022
Total$9,882,000,00014
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Population
ResidentsState Rank
Population, 2017961,93945
Funding By State
AgencyFunding (in thousands)State Rank
National Institutes of Health$43,88642
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention$13649
National Science Foundation$18,36839
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality$0-
Total$62,39041
Economic Impact
IndustryEmploymentAnnual Salary
Pharmaceutical5,351$87,856
Medical Device7,772$85,825
Research, Testing, and Laboratories10,109$115,476
Overall Private Sector362,244$53,251
Investment: Funding Sources
Source of R&D Funding InvestmentState Rank
Federal Government$149,000,00044
Industry$2,055,000,00025
Universities$42,000,00044
Other$636,000,00018
Total$2,882,000,00028
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Population
ResidentsState Rank
Population, 201720,984,4003
Funding By State
AgencyFunding (in thousands)State Rank
National Institutes of Health$654,11512
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention$15,6409
National Science Foundation$114,94512
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality$1,18027
Total$785,88012
Economic Impact
IndustryEmploymentAnnual Salary
Pharmaceutical63,938$69,530
Medical Device83,484$63,731
Research, Testing, and Laboratories64,057$67,033
Overall Private Sector6,724,415$44,051
Investment: Funding Sources
Source of R&D Funding InvestmentState Rank
Federal Government$3,699,000,0008
Industry$3,910,000,00019
Universities$818,000,0005
Other$945,000,00012
Total$9,372,000,00015
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Population
ResidentsState Rank
Population, 201710,429,3798
Funding By State
AgencyFunding (in thousands)State Rank
National Institutes of Health$536,54615
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention$5,78518
National Science Foundation$95,23916
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality$1,56723
Total$639,13713
Economic Impact
IndustryEmploymentAnnual Salary
Pharmaceutical33,700$82,568
Medical Device19,745$70,046
Research, Testing, and Laboratories24,962$55,681
Overall Private Sector3,375,749$48,794
Investment: Funding Sources
Source of R&D Funding InvestmentState Rank
Federal Government$1,609,000,00019
Industry$3,928,000,00018
Universities$570,000,0009
Other$745,000,00014
Total$6,852,000,00020
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