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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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, 20196,732,21917
Funding By State
AgencyFunding (in thousands)State Rank
National Institutes of Health$324,24124
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention$86834
National Science Foundation$131,29511
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality$2,23521
Total$458,67022
Economic Impact
IndustryEmploymentAnnual Salary
Pharmaceutical$154,225
Medical Device$68,291
Research, Testing, and Laboratories$86,541
Overall Private Sector
Investment: Funding Sources
Source of R&D Funding InvestmentState Rank
Federal Government$795,000,00025
Industry$5,476,000,00015
Universities$508,000,00013
Other$1,004,000,00014
Total$7,783,000,00019
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Population
ResidentsState Rank
Population, 20193,155,07031
Funding By State
AgencyFunding (in thousands)State Rank
National Institutes of Health$202,06930
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention$7,35312
National Science Foundation$36,44327
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality$1,84524
Total$247,71129
Economic Impact
IndustryEmploymentAnnual Salary
Pharmaceutical9,028$75,600
Medical Device2,838$82,759
Research, Testing, and Laboratories5,112$84,223
Overall Private Sector1,309,745$47,066
Investment: Funding Sources
Source of R&D Funding InvestmentState Rank
Federal Government$500,000,00032
Industry$2,236,000,00024
Universities$334,000,00019
Other$80,000,00041
Total$3,150,000,00028
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Population
ResidentsState Rank
Population, 20192,913,31435
Funding By State
AgencyFunding (in thousands)State Rank
National Institutes of Health$118,45534
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention$19444
National Science Foundation$33,19930
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality$27635
Total$152,12434
Economic Impact
IndustryEmploymentAnnual Salary
Pharmaceutical10,839$69,720
Medical Device2,031$51,080
Research, Testing, and Laboratories13,391$67,127
Overall Private Sector1,139,221$47,376
Investment: Funding Sources
Source of R&D Funding InvestmentState Rank
Federal Government$280,000,00039
Industry$1,547,000,00026
Universities$174,000,00030
Other$813,000,00015
Total$2,814,000,00029
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Population
ResidentsState Rank
Population, 20194,467,67326
Funding By State
AgencyFunding (in thousands)State Rank
National Institutes of Health$227,91827
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention$5,01318
National Science Foundation$26,76737
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality$47330
Total$260,17227
Economic Impact
IndustryEmploymentAnnual Salary
Pharmaceutical5,885$96,108
Medical Device2,819$54,144
Research, Testing, and Laboratories7,077$67,084
Overall Private Sector1,592,796$46,192
Investment: Funding Sources
Source of R&D Funding InvestmentState Rank
Federal Government$440,000,00034
Industry$781,000,00034
Universities$185,000,00028
Other$147,000,00035
Total$1,553,000,00034
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Population
ResidentsState Rank
Population, 20194,648,79425
Funding By State
AgencyFunding (in thousands)State Rank
National Institutes of Health$173,99131
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention$50140
National Science Foundation$26,89636
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality$0-
Total$201,38831
Economic Impact
IndustryEmploymentAnnual Salary
Pharmaceutical1,559$68,294
Medical Device628$65,372
Research, Testing, and Laboratories5,867$51,422
Overall Private Sector1,611,244$48,408
Investment: Funding Sources
Source of R&D Funding InvestmentState Rank
Federal Government$356,000,00036
Industry$273,000,00042
Universities$233,000,00026
Other$166,000,00032
Total$1,028,000,00039
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Population
ResidentsState Rank
Population, 20191,344,21242
Funding By State
AgencyFunding (in thousands)State Rank
National Institutes of Health$11,95436
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention$34442
National Science Foundation$22,28140
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality$0-
Total$134,57936
Economic Impact
IndustryEmploymentAnnual Salary
Pharmaceutical9,508$113,376
Medical Device2,668$49,947
Research, Testing, and Laboratories6,294$56,497
Overall Private Sector519,516$44,925
Investment: Funding Sources
Source of R&D Funding InvestmentState Rank
Federal Government$175,000,00042
Industry$262,000,00043
Universities$38,000,00047
Other$39,000,00044
Total$514,000,00045
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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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