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, 20181,420,49140
Funding By State
AgencyFunding (in thousands)State Rank
National Institutes of Health$64,77038
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention$15846
National Science Foundation$102,65637
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality$0-
Total$167,58335
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, 20181,754,20839
Funding By State
AgencyFunding (in thousands)State Rank
National Institutes of Health$14,96749
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention$0-
National Science Foundation$32,11141
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality$0-
Total$47,07950
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, 201812,741,0806
Funding By State
AgencyFunding (in thousands)State Rank
National Institutes of Health$893,9009
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention$11,4099
National Science Foundation$45,9996
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality$9,9644
Total$961,27310
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, 20186,691,87817
Funding By State
AgencyFunding (in thousands)State Rank
National Institutes of Health$278,28023
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention$38039
National Science Foundation$19,53913
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality$3,84314
Total$302,04221
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, 20183,156,14531
Funding By State
AgencyFunding (in thousands)State Rank
National Institutes of Health$191,98330
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention$9,35012
National Science Foundation$213,63928
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality$53730
Total$415,50926
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, 20182,911,50535
Funding By State
AgencyFunding (in thousands)State Rank
National Institutes of Health$115,76533
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention$54736
National Science Foundation$108,76929
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality$7034
Total$225,15137
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, 20184,468,40226
Funding By State
AgencyFunding (in thousands)State Rank
National Institutes of Health$206,28727
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention$5,70618
National Science Foundation$26,84138
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality$81628
Total$239,65029
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, 20184,659,97825
Funding By State
AgencyFunding (in thousands)State Rank
National Institutes of Health$153,02831
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention$1,21234
National Science Foundation$23,40331
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality$0-
Total$177,64433
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, 20181,338,40442
Funding By State
AgencyFunding (in thousands)State Rank
National Institutes of Health$99,32235
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention$15747
National Science Foundation$31,73343
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality$0-
Total$131,21242
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, 20186,042,71819
Funding By State
AgencyFunding (in thousands)State Rank
National Institutes of Health$1,903,4104
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention$21,1372
National Science Foundation$344,41620
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality$7,7389
Total$2,276,7015
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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