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
Pharmaceutical244$51,767
Medical Device33$70,964
Research, Testing, and Laboratories4,205$58,705
Overall Private Sector524,647$45,540
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
Pharmaceutical1,228$55,007
Medical Device811$60,258
Research, Testing, and Laboratories2,135$57,539
Overall Private Sector572,271$39,534
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
Pharmaceutical139,407$162,502
Medical Device43,843$125,715
Research, Testing, and Laboratories43,690$102,488
Overall Private Sector5,102,477$56,866
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
Pharmaceutical90,170$139,002
Medical Device44,476$67,793
Research, Testing, and Laboratories18,308$69,873
Overall Private Sector2,595,247$44,757
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
Pharmaceutical9,977$71,136
Medical Device4,093$72,651
Research, Testing, and Laboratories4,461$67,991
Overall Private Sector1,302,037$44,342
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
Pharmaceutical12,905$66,577
Medical Device2,076$49,429
Research, Testing, and Laboratories12,737$64,044
Overall Private Sector1,129,292$44,768
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
Pharmaceutical5,692$80,634
Medical Device2,997$51,064
Research, Testing, and Laboratories6,508$61,361
Overall Private Sector1,566,454$43,925
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
Pharmaceutical2,592$61,852
Medical Device737$69,651
Research, Testing, and Laboratories5,934$49,900
Overall Private Sector1,598,270$45,884
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
Pharmaceutical9,847$101,550
Medical Device2,500$47,548
Research, Testing, and Laboratories5,579$54,380
Overall Private Sector506,966$42,084
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
Pharmaceutical26,440$136,765
Medical Device6,326$85,001
Research, Testing, and Laboratories51,289$101,170
Overall Private Sector2,141,577$55,751
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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