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, 20182,095,42836
Funding By State
AgencyFunding (in thousands)State Rank
National Institutes of Health$97,90436
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention$1,76533
National Science Foundation$28,74934
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality$39033
Total $128,80831
Economic Impact
IndustryEmploymentAnnual Salary
Pharmaceutical1,981$52,932
Medical Device1,399$57,000
Research, Testing, and Laboratories9,867$74,941
Overall Private Sector627,394$41,058
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, 201819,542,2094
Funding By State
AgencyFunding (in thousands)State Rank
National Institutes of Health$2,641,1973
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention$43,0351
National Science Foundation$103,9013
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality$10,2033
Total$2,798,3363
Economic Impact
IndustryEmploymentAnnual Salary
Pharmaceutical98,722$80,229
Medical Device31,131$70,054
Research, Testing, and Laboratories57,435$108,652
Overall Private Sector7,713,662$69,303
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, 201810,383,6209
Funding By State
AgencyFunding (in thousands)State Rank
National Institutes of Health$1,412,1066
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention$19,7666
National Science Foundation$35,0849
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality$8,9336
Total$1,475,8886
Economic Impact
IndustryEmploymentAnnual Salary
Pharmaceutical120,285$98,800
Medical Device23,222$63,153
Research, Testing, and Laboratories70,135$93,432
Overall Private Sector3,566,319$47,248
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, 2018760,07747
Funding By State
AgencyFunding (in thousands)State Rank
National Institutes of Health$21,30547
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention$19645
National Science Foundation$17,19649
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality$0-
Total$38,42834
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, 201811,689,4427
Funding By State
AgencyFunding (in thousands)State Rank
National Institutes of Health$818,58110
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention$7,80713
National Science Foundation$313,99818
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality$3,54516
Total$1,143,93012
Economic Impact
IndustryEmploymentAnnual Salary
Pharmaceutical32,362$79,424
Medical Device26,297$60,403
Research, Testing, and Laboratories27,650$76,284
Overall Private Sector4,606,278$46,983
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, 20183,943,07928
Funding By State
AgencyFunding (in thousands)State Rank
National Institutes of Health$96,01937
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention$22743
National Science Foundation$158,53633
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality$0--
Total$254,78232
Economic Impact
IndustryEmploymentAnnual Salary
Pharmaceutical3,238$95,417
Medical Device2,180$56,924
Research, Testing, and Laboratories6,738$56,875
Overall Private Sector1,252,175$43,805
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, 20184,190,71327
Funding By State
AgencyFunding (in thousands)State Rank
National Institutes of Health$346,96022
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention$4,47321
National Science Foundation$17,9277
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality$7,7638
Total$377,12324
Economic Impact
IndustryEmploymentAnnual Salary
Pharmaceutical4,056$52,378
Medical Device11,504$78,493
Research, Testing, and Laboratories6,394$66,379
Overall Private Sector1,556,128$48,854
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, 201812,807,0605
Funding By State
AgencyFunding (in thousands)State Rank
National Institutes of Health$1,813,0705
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention$14,0117
National Science Foundation$55,0125
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality$8,3397
Total$1,890,4324
Economic Impact
IndustryEmploymentAnnual Salary
Pharmaceutical108,743$124,469
Medical Device45,368$69,337
Research, Testing, and Laboratories74,811$112,310
Overall Private Sector5,062,373$52,106
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, 20181,057,31544
Funding By State
AgencyFunding (in thousands)State Rank
National Institutes of Health$194,17129
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention$2,41929
National Science Foundation$201,97430
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality$1,55324
Total$400,11623
Economic Impact
IndustryEmploymentAnnual Salary
Pharmaceutical8,074$120,901
Medical Device3,599$73,405
Research, Testing, and Laboratories1,848$66,188
Overall Private Sector415,168$49,583
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, 20185,084,12723
Funding By State
AgencyFunding (in thousands)State Rank
National Institutes of Health$197,21528
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention$4,16422
National Science Foundation$12,89023
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality$3,65015
Total$217,91930
Economic Impact
IndustryEmploymentAnnual Salary
Pharmaceutical12,188$64,435
Medical Device9,100$62,469
Research, Testing, and Laboratories6,236$71,903
Overall Private Sector1,650,590$42,223
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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