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, 20176,859,81915
Funding By State
AgencyFunding (in thousands)State Rank
National Institutes of Health$2,719,4962
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention$23,9053
National Science Foundation$315,5902
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality$17,2742
Total$3,076,2652
Economic Impact
IndustryEmploymentAnnual Salary
Pharmaceutical115,243$143,683
Medical Device96,087$104,351
Research, Testing, and Laboratories149,794$136,027
Overall Private Sector2,929,728$64,756
Investment: Funding Sources
Source of R&D Funding InvestmentState Rank
Federal Government$6,498,000,0003
Industry$17,985,000,0002
Universities$753,000,0006
Other$3,256,000,0002
Total$28,492,000,0002
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Population
ResidentsState Rank
Population, 20179,962,31110
Funding By State
AgencyFunding (in thousands)State Rank
National Institutes of Health$708,22711
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention$10,64211
National Science Foundation$165,5318
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality$8,7966
Total$893,19710
Economic Impact
IndustryEmploymentAnnual Salary
Pharmaceutical99,963$78,444
Medical Device53,530$72,538
Research, Testing, and Laboratories38,976$99,533
Overall Private Sector3,532,019$48,054
Investment: Funding Sources
Source of R&D Funding InvestmentState Rank
Federal Government$1,893,000,00018
Industry$15,713,000,0004
Universities$867,000,0004
Other$1,378,000,0009
Total$19,851,000,0007
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Population
ResidentsState Rank
Population, 20175,576,60622
Funding By State
AgencyFunding (in thousands)State Rank
National Institutes of Health$556,38513
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention$7,86615
National Science Foundation$71,10621
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality$2,16320
Total$637,52114
Economic Impact
IndustryEmploymentAnnual Salary
Pharmaceutical32,045$75,613
Medical Device132,448$97,516
Research, Testing, and Laboratories25,317$100,839
Overall Private Sector2,358,058$51,954
Investment: Funding Sources
Source of R&D Funding InvestmentState Rank
Federal Government$1,073,000,00023
Industry$6,316,000,00013
Universities$295,000,00019
Other$324,000,00023
Total$8,008,000,00016
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Population
ResidentsState Rank
Population, 20172,984,10034
Funding By State
AgencyFunding (in thousands)State Rank
National Institutes of Health$53,25439
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention$28841
National Science Foundation$14,26544
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality$0 -
Total$67,80640
Economic Impact
IndustryEmploymentAnnual Salary
Pharmaceutical9,371$53,951
Medical Device2,791$40,724
Research, Testing, and Laboratories2,272$50,918
Overall Private Sector865,716$36,503
Investment: Funding Sources
Source of R&D Funding InvestmentState Rank
Federal Government$527,000,00032
Industry$208,000,00042
Universities$90,000,00035
Other$117,000,00034
Total$942,000,00039
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Population
ResidentsState Rank
Population, 20176,113,53218
Funding By State
AgencyFunding (in thousands)State Rank
National Institutes of Health$537,83414
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention$2,96726
National Science Foundation$43,63826
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality$3,10818
Total$587,54616
Economic Impact
IndustryEmploymentAnnual Salary
Pharmaceutical57,969$88,693
Medical Device11,891$56,698
Research, Testing, and Laboratories23,895$72,110
Overall Private Sector2,250,961$44,697
Investment: Funding Sources
Source of R&D Funding InvestmentState Rank
Federal Government$877,000,00025
Industry$3,808,000,00020
Universities$276,000,00023
Other$105,000,00036
Total$5,066,000,00024
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Population
ResidentsState Rank
Population, 20171,050,49344
Funding By State
AgencyFunding (in thousands)State Rank
National Institutes of Health$35,99143
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention$36739
National Science Foundation$25,30635
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality$0-
Total$61,66442
Economic Impact
IndustryEmploymentAnnual Salary
Pharmaceutical3,006$40,725
Medical Device1,547$39,891
Research, Testing, and Laboratories1,720$67,877
Overall Private Sector357,775$37,854
Investment: Funding Sources
Source of R&D Funding InvestmentState Rank
Federal Government$166,000,00043
Industry$203,000,00045
Universities$52,000,00042
Other$29,000,00050
Total$450,000,00046
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Population
ResidentsState Rank
Population, 20171,920,07637
Funding By State
AgencyFunding (in thousands)State Rank
National Institutes of Health$107,94433
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention$2,24631
National Science Foundation$26,39532
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality$0-
Total$136,58532
Economic Impact
IndustryEmploymentAnnual Salary
Pharmaceutical17,155$72,841
Medical Device16,663$53,024
Research, Testing, and Laboratories4,451$60,916
Overall Private Sector786,812$40,640
Investment: Funding Sources
Source of R&D Funding InvestmentState Rank
Federal Government$239,000,00040
Industry$562,000,00036
Universities$209,000,00026
Other$67,000,00041
Total$1,077,000,00038
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Population
ResidentsState Rank
Population, 20172,998,03933
Funding By State
AgencyFunding (in thousands)State Rank
National Institutes of Health$32,07344
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention$34740
National Science Foundation$12,05245
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality$0 -
Total$44,47344
Economic Impact
IndustryEmploymentAnnual Salary
Pharmaceutical8,485$47,245
Medical Device3,440$55,681
Research, Testing, and Laboratories6,010$66,342
Overall Private Sector1,054,796$43,514
Investment: Funding Sources
Source of R&D Funding InvestmentState Rank
Federal Government$146,000,00045
Industry$332,000,00038
Universities$34,000,00045
Other$47,000,00043
Total$559,000,00042
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Population
ResidentsState Rank
Population, 20171,342,79541
Funding By State
AgencyFunding (in thousands)State Rank
National Institutes of Health$108,60232
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention$2,65423
National Science Foundation$18,26640
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality$4,67113
Total$135,19333
Economic Impact
IndustryEmploymentAnnual Salary
Pharmaceutical10,816$77,258
Medical Device9,430$64,340
Research, Testing, and Laboratories3,589$97,583
Overall Private Sector541,173$51,784
Investment: Funding Sources
Source of R&D Funding InvestmentState Rank
Federal Government$1,116,000,00022
Industry$832,000,00032
Universities$77,000,00038
Other$302,000,00024
Total$2,327,000,00031
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Population
ResidentsState Rank
Population, 20179,005,64411
Funding By State
AgencyFunding (in thousands)State Rank
National Institutes of Health$241,74424
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention$2,38029
National Science Foundation$93,88017
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality$1,26626
Total$339,27024
Economic Impact
IndustryEmploymentAnnual Salary
Pharmaceutical326,697$168,436
Medical Device58,366$112,671
Research, Testing, and Laboratories85,016$128,628
Overall Private Sector3,242,932$60,128
Investment: Funding Sources
Source of R&D Funding InvestmentState Rank
Federal Government$1,457,000,00020
Industry$11,665,000,0007
Universities$294,000,00020
Other$2,428,000,0005
Total$15,844,000,0009
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