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, 20171,427,53840
Funding By State
AgencyFunding (in thousands)State Rank
National Institutes of Health$49,56540
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention$15845
National Science Foundation$21,66937
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality$0-
Total$71,39139
Economic Impact
IndustryEmploymentAnnual Salary
Pharmaceutical918$56,404
Medical Device49$49,032
Research, Testing, and Laboratories5,853$60,333
Overall Private Sector503,912$42,556
Investment: Funding Sources
Source of R&D Funding InvestmentState Rank
Federal Government$320,000,00037
Industry$130,000,00048
Universities$86,000,00036
Other$71,000,00040
Total$607,000,00040
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Population
ResidentsState Rank
Population, 20171,716,94339
Funding By State
AgencyFunding (in thousands)State Rank
National Institutes of Health$14,11149
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention$27543
National Science Foundation$17,11341
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality$0-
Total$31,49948
Economic Impact
IndustryEmploymentAnnual Salary
Pharmaceutical3,015$49,842
Medical Device1,340$44,702
Research, Testing, and Laboratories9,110$79,698
Overall Private Sector534,522$37,945
Investment: Funding Sources
Source of R&D Funding InvestmentState Rank
Federal Government$586,000,00031
Industry$1,307,000,00029
Universities$28,000,00047
Other$295,000,00025
Total$2,216,000,00033
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Population
ResidentsState Rank
Population, 201712,802,0236
Funding By State
AgencyFunding (in thousands)State Rank
National Institutes of Health$802,8029
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention$9,29113
National Science Foundation$182,0586
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality$11,7773
Total$1,005,9289
Economic Impact
IndustryEmploymentAnnual Salary
Pharmaceutical237,067$168,056
Medical Device58,427$98,148
Research, Testing, and Laboratories49,078$99,110
Overall Private Sector4,967,898$54,297
Investment: Funding Sources
Source of R&D Funding InvestmentState Rank
Federal Government$2,934,000,00011
Industry$11,597,000,0008
Universities$610,000,0007
Other$1,331,000,00010
Total$16,472,000,0008
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Population
ResidentsState Rank
Population, 20176,666,81817
Funding By State
AgencyFunding (in thousands)State Rank
National Institutes of Health$259,55023
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention$40437
National Science Foundation$109,11713
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality$4,89212
Total$373,96322
Economic Impact
IndustryEmploymentAnnual Salary
Pharmaceutical175,590$134,344
Medical Device71,613$66,256
Research, Testing, and Laboratories22,991$65,990
Overall Private Sector2,498,827$42,719
Investment: Funding Sources
Source of R&D Funding InvestmentState Rank
Federal Government$705,000,00029
Industry$5,416,000,00015
Universities$502,000,00011
Other$1,015,000,00011
Total$7,638,000,00017
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Population
ResidentsState Rank
Population, 20173,145,71130
Funding By State
AgencyFunding (in thousands)State Rank
National Institutes of Health$178,39929
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention$8,90614
National Science Foundation$36,20528
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality$40031
Total$223,91028
Economic Impact
IndustryEmploymentAnnual Salary
Pharmaceutical25,536$66,440
Medical Device6,902$46,491
Research, Testing, and Laboratories5,682$66,275
Overall Private Sector1,280,079$41,964
Investment: Funding Sources
Source of R&D Funding InvestmentState Rank
Federal Government$449,000,00034
Industry$1,952,000,00026
Universities$292,000,00021
Other$85,000,00038
Total$2,778,000,00029
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Population
ResidentsState Rank
Population, 20172,913,12335
Funding By State
AgencyFunding (in thousands)State Rank
National Institutes of Health$101,79434
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention$50736
National Science Foundation$32,47329
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality$7036
Total$134,84334
Economic Impact
IndustryEmploymentAnnual Salary
Pharmaceutical23,246$61,201
Medical Device3,482$45,477
Research, Testing, and Laboratories15,061$60,748
Overall Private Sector1,113,878$43,528
Investment: Funding Sources
Source of R&D Funding InvestmentState Rank
Federal Government$283,000,00038
Industry$1,566,000,00027
Universities$179,000,00029
Other$683,000,00017
Total$2,711,000,00030
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Population
ResidentsState Rank
Population, 20174,454,18926
Funding By State
AgencyFunding (in thousands)State Rank
National Institutes of Health$188,18027
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention$6,91017
National Science Foundation$19,12638
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality$29933
Total$214,51529
Economic Impact
IndustryEmploymentAnnual Salary
Pharmaceutical11,475$73,435
Medical Device4,943$47,515
Research, Testing, and Laboratories7,526$55,618
Overall Private Sector1,507,167$41,778
Investment: Funding Sources
Source of R&D Funding InvestmentState Rank
Federal Government$725,000,00028
Industry$779,000,00033
Universities$177,000,00030
Other$140,000,00032
Total$1,821,000,00034
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Population
ResidentsState Rank
Population, 20174,684,33325
Funding By State
AgencyFunding (in thousands)State Rank
National Institutes of Health$141,59931
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention$1,13535
National Science Foundation$26,69231
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality$9935
Total$169,52631
Economic Impact
IndustryEmploymentAnnual Salary
Pharmaceutical5,730$60,253
Medical Device951$67,207
Research, Testing, and Laboratories5,726$47,079
Overall Private Sector1,609,288$46,800
Investment: Funding Sources
Source of R&D Funding InvestmentState Rank
Federal Government$357,000,00036
Industry$361,000,00037
Universities$215,000,00025
Other$163,000,00031
Total$1,096,000,00037
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Population
ResidentsState Rank
Population, 20171,335,90742
Funding By State
AgencyFunding (in thousands)State Rank
National Institutes of Health$89,54437
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention$15748
National Science Foundation$14,95943
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality$0-
Total$104,66037
Economic Impact
IndustryEmploymentAnnual Salary
Pharmaceutical17,657$99,753
Medical Device4,252$47,104
Research, Testing, and Laboratories7,280$51,760
Overall Private Sector494,701$39,958
Investment: Funding Sources
Source of R&D Funding InvestmentState Rank
Federal Government$177,000,00042
Industry$262,000,00041
Universities$28,000,00046
Other$38,000,00046
Total$505,000,00044
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Population
ResidentsState Rank
Population, 20176,052,17719
Funding By State
AgencyFunding (in thousands)State Rank
National Institutes of Health$1,966,7454
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention$18,7855
National Science Foundation$79,02920
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality$8,5557
Total$2,073,1144
Economic Impact
IndustryEmploymentAnnual Salary
Pharmaceutical60,550$130,650
Medical Device10,126$79,227
Research, Testing, and Laboratories62,599$94,347
Overall Private Sector2,066,288$53,136
Investment: Funding Sources
Source of R&D Funding InvestmentState Rank
Federal Government$16,242,000,0002
Industry$2,916,000,00022
Universities$451,000,00013
Other$758,000,00013
Total$20,367,000,0005
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