Research Funding and Economic Impact of Funding by State

NIH, CDC, NSF and AHRQ Funding by State

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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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ResidentsState Rank
Population, 20186,770,01016
Funding By State
AgencyFunding (in thousands)State Rank
National Institutes of Health$550,20617
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention$3,70523
National Science Foundation$41,96227
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality$3,09518
Economic Impact
IndustryEmploymentAnnual Salary
Medical Device24,967$87,620
Research, Testing, and Laboratories16,678$73,396
Overall Private Sector2,478,830$47,618
Investment: Funding Sources
Source of R&D Funding InvestmentState Rank
Federal Government$2,366,000,00016
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