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, 20186,902,14915
Funding By State
AgencyFunding (in thousands)State Rank
National Institutes of Health$2,890,1882
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention$20,9523
National Science Foundation$112,4382
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality$17,6632
Total$3,041,2412
Economic Impact
IndustryEmploymentAnnual Salary
Pharmaceutical59,002$123,737
Medical Device61,408$110,724
Research, Testing, and Laboratories141,571$154,264
Overall Private Sector3,062,706$68,082
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, 20189,995,91510
Funding By State
AgencyFunding (in thousands)State Rank
National Institutes of Health$765,05211
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention$12,0078
National Science Foundation$27,3018
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality$9,9415
Total$814,3009
Economic Impact
IndustryEmploymentAnnual Salary
Pharmaceutical49,233$82,768
Medical Device33,070$80,612
Research, Testing, and Laboratories20,234$85,780
Overall Private Sector3,677,398$$50,719
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, 20185,611,17922
Funding By State
AgencyFunding (in thousands)State Rank
National Institutes of Health$561,89315
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention$7,05914
National Science Foundation$147,25521
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality$2,47620
Total$718,68213
Economic Impact
IndustryEmploymentAnnual Salary
Pharmaceutical17,114$81,458
Medical Device90,867$103,236
Research, Testing, and Laboratories25,506$100,292
Overall Private Sector2,438,476$54,636
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, 20182,986,53034
Funding By State
AgencyFunding (in thousands)State Rank
National Institutes of Health$51,87442
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention$28841
National Science Foundation$58,32644
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality$0 -
Total$110,48741
Economic Impact
IndustryEmploymentAnnual Salary
Pharmaceutical4,791$60,260
Medical Device1,218$43,216
Research, Testing, and Laboratories1,760$48,723
Overall Private Sector888,913$37,282
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, 20186,126,45218
Funding By State
AgencyFunding (in thousands)State Rank
National Institutes of Health$605,40313
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention$3,56624
National Science Foundation$49,05926
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality$2,22522
Total$660,25217
Economic Impact
IndustryEmploymentAnnual Salary
Pharmaceutical29,531$84,741
Medical Device7,955$61,550
Research, Testing, and Laboratories23,637$80,693
Overall Private Sector2,340,646$46,564
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, 20181,062,30543
Funding By State
AgencyFunding (in thousands)State Rank
National Institutes of Health$52,03941
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention$51237
National Science Foundation$18,73935
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality$0-
Total$71,29045
Economic Impact
IndustryEmploymentAnnual Salary
Pharmaceutical1,055$47,279
Medical Device975$41,298
Research, Testing, and Laboratories1,490$74,229
Overall Private Sector370,794$39,513
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, 20181,929,26837
Funding By State
AgencyFunding (in thousands)State Rank
National Institutes of Health$122,79932
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention$2,24930
National Science Foundation$26,14832
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality$0-
Total$151,19638
Economic Impact
IndustryEmploymentAnnual Salary
Pharmaceutical7,287$70,427
Medical Device10,314$55,814
Research, Testing, and Laboratories4,365$64,762
Overall Private Sector807,601$43,104
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, 20183,034,39232
Funding By State
AgencyFunding (in thousands)State Rank
National Institutes of Health$35,57044
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention$38738
National Science Foundation$161,82545
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality$0 -
Total$197,78248
Economic Impact
IndustryEmploymentAnnual Salary
Pharmaceutical4,075$50,304
Medical Device1,884$66,715
Research, Testing, and Laboratories7,326$75,190
Overall Private Sector1,131,266$45,933
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, 20181,356,45841
Funding By State
AgencyFunding (in thousands)State Rank
National Institutes of Health$107,44734
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention$3,02726
National Science Foundation$12,51740
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality$4,45911
Total$127,45040
Economic Impact
IndustryEmploymentAnnual Salary
Pharmaceutical5,240$85,684
Medical Device6,373$68,239
Research, Testing, and Laboratories1,809$118,195
Overall Private Sector562,427$54,193
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, 20188,908,52011
Funding By State
AgencyFunding (in thousands)State Rank
National Institutes of Health$259,46924
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention$1,19535
National Science Foundation$24,09417
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality$88827
Total$285,64627
Economic Impact
IndustryEmploymentAnnual Salary
Pharmaceutical141,051$153,754
Medical Device39,128$119,569
Research, Testing, and Laboratories94,491$157,054
Overall Private Sector3,360,755$62,436
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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