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, 20172,088,07036
Funding By State
AgencyFunding (in thousands)State Rank
National Institutes of Health$100,26835
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention$2,57728
National Science Foundation$25,89434
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality$39732
Total $129,13635
Economic Impact
IndustryEmploymentAnnual Salary
Pharmaceutical4,551$56,218
Medical Device1,445$55,874
Research, Testing, and Laboratories15,898$76,865
Overall Private Sector618,134$40,744
Investment: Funding Sources
Source of R&D Funding InvestmentState Rank
Federal Government$5,552,000,0006
Industry$263,000,00040
Universities$80,000,00037
Other$171,000,00030
Total$6,066,000,00023
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Population
ResidentsState Rank
Population, 201719,849,3994
Funding By State
AgencyFunding (in thousands)State Rank
National Institutes of Health$2,383,3863
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention$49,4081
National Science Foundation$310,6763
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality$10,3775
Total$2,753,8473
Economic Impact
IndustryEmploymentAnnual Salary
Pharmaceutical202,273$73,375
Medical Device51,877$68,307
Research, Testing, and Laboratories74,184$93,589
Overall Private Sector7,444,860$67,301
Investment: Funding Sources
Source of R&D Funding InvestmentState Rank
Federal Government$5,806,000,0005
Industry$12,330,000,0006
Universities$1,385,000,0002
Other$2,475,000,0004
Total$21,996,000,0004
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Population
ResidentsState Rank
Population, 201710,273,4199
Funding By State
AgencyFunding (in thousands)State Rank
National Institutes of Health$1,260,8166
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention$15,6628
National Science Foundation$140,3479
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality$11,4974
Total$1,428,3236
Economic Impact
IndustryEmploymentAnnual Salary
Pharmaceutical247,703$99,867
Medical Device38,234$60,063
Research, Testing, and Laboratories73,667$86,279
Overall Private Sector3,375,691$45,021
Investment: Funding Sources
Source of R&D Funding InvestmentState Rank
Federal Government$2,194,000,00017
Industry$6,765,000,00010
Universities$540,000,00010
Other$2,272,000,0006
Total$11,771,000,00012
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Population
ResidentsState Rank
Population, 2017755,39347
Funding By State
AgencyFunding (in thousands)State Rank
National Institutes of Health$18,38647
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention$15846
National Science Foundation$8,11049
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality$0-
Total$26,65449
Economic Impact
IndustryEmploymentAnnual Salary
Pharmaceutical199$64,066
Medical Device535$51,919
Research, Testing, and Laboratories1,843$62,576
Overall Private Sector376,070$52,076
Investment: Funding Sources
Source of R&D Funding InvestmentState Rank
Federal Government$107,000,00048
Industry$205,000,00044
Universities$64,000,00041
Other$77,000,00039
Total$453,000,00045
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Population
ResidentsState Rank
Population, 201711,658,6097
Funding By State
AgencyFunding (in thousands)State Rank
National Institutes of Health$754,12510
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention$7,42816
National Science Foundation$90,25218
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality$4,53014
Total$856,33511
Economic Impact
IndustryEmploymentAnnual Salary
Pharmaceutical62,105$90,603
Medical Device39,387$54,523
Research, Testing, and Laboratories42,357$74,402
Overall Private Sector4,476,161$45,488
Investment: Funding Sources
Source of R&D Funding InvestmentState Rank
Federal Government$3,331,000,00010
Industry$6,334,000,00012
Universities$436,000,00014
Other$2,091,000,0007
Total$12,192,000,00011
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Population
ResidentsState Rank
Population, 20173,930,86428
Funding By State
AgencyFunding (in thousands)State Rank
National Institutes of Health$92,25936
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention$22744
National Science Foundation$26,11633
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality$2,67519
Total$121,27636
Economic Impact
IndustryEmploymentAnnual Salary
Pharmaceutical5,318$82,980
Medical Device3,208$58,725
Research, Testing, and Laboratories6,443$54,998
Overall Private Sector1,262,095$44,083
Investment: Funding Sources
Source of R&D Funding InvestmentState Rank
Federal Government$434,000,00035
Industry$634,000,00035
Universities$125,000,00032
Other$109,000,00035
Total$1,302,000,00036
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Population
ResidentsState Rank
Population, 20174,142,77627
Funding By State
AgencyFunding (in thousands)State Rank
National Institutes of Health$312,41921
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention$4,62719
National Science Foundation$175,6517
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality$5,24811
Total$497,94620
Economic Impact
IndustryEmploymentAnnual Salary
Pharmaceutical8,556$57,449
Medical Device18,897$70,789
Research, Testing, and Laboratories11,449$70,929
Overall Private Sector1,453,935$45,898
Investment: Funding Sources
Source of R&D Funding InvestmentState Rank
Federal Government$732,000,00027
Industry$6,133,000,00014
Universities$73,000,00039
Other$237,000,00027
Total$7,175,000,00018
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Population
ResidentsState Rank
Population, 201712,805,5375
Funding By State
AgencyFunding (in thousands)State Rank
National Institutes of Health$1,676,2115
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention$12,02310
National Science Foundation$202,1405
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality$7,3259
Total$1,897,6985
Economic Impact
IndustryEmploymentAnnual Salary
Pharmaceutical205,849$123,601
Medical Device71,145$65,612
Research, Testing, and Laboratories87,563$101,945
Overall Private Sector4,960,644$50,310
Investment: Funding Sources
Source of R&D Funding InvestmentState Rank
Federal Government$3,464,000,0009
Industry$9,219,000,0009
Universities$603,000,0008
Other$1,446,000,0008
Total$14,732,000,00010
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Population
ResidentsState Rank
Population, 20171,059,63943
Funding By State
AgencyFunding (in thousands)State Rank
National Institutes of Health$170,14630
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention$1,90732
National Science Foundation$27,66930
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality$1,51024
Total$201,23230
Economic Impact
IndustryEmploymentAnnual Salary
Pharmaceutical17,487$116,973
Medical Device7,174$65,247
Research, Testing, and Laboratories2,683$65,486
Overall Private Sector404,468$47,443
Investment: Funding Sources
Source of R&D Funding InvestmentState Rank
Federal Government$482,000,00033
Industry$685,000,00034
Universities$205,000,00027
Other$51,000,00042
Total$1,423,000,00035
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Population
ResidentsState Rank
Population, 20175,024,36923
Funding By State
AgencyFunding (in thousands)State Rank
National Institutes of Health$183,90128
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention$2,33530
National Science Foundation$48,01423
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality$1,92721
Total$236,17727
Economic Impact
IndustryEmploymentAnnual Salary
Pharmaceutical23,384$67,777
Medical Device16,005$56,761
Research, Testing, and Laboratories9,482$67,220
Overall Private Sector1,556,748$40,165
Investment: Funding Sources
Source of R&D Funding InvestmentState Rank
Federal Government$642,000,00030
Industry$1,172,000,00030
Universities$276,000,00022
Other$137,000,00033
Total$2,227,000,00032
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