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, 2017869,66646
Funding By State
AgencyFunding (in thousands)State Rank
National Institutes of Health$23,54746
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention$28242
National Science Foundation$9,76647
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality$0 -
Total$33,59647
Economic Impact
IndustryEmploymentAnnual Salary
Pharmaceutical266$25,203
Medical Device7,384$60,269
Research, Testing, and Laboratories1,434$65,066
Overall Private Sector339,148$38,622
Investment: Funding Sources
Source of R&D Funding InvestmentState Rank
Federal Government$89,000,00049
Industry$118,000,00049
Universities$22,000,00049
Other$38,000,00047
Total$267,000,00049
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Population
ResidentsState Rank
Population, 20176,715,98416
Funding By State
AgencyFunding (in thousands)State Rank
National Institutes of Health$516,23617
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention$3,11525
National Science Foundation$38,05127
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality$86029
Total$558,26217
Economic Impact
IndustryEmploymentAnnual Salary
Pharmaceutical20,582$88,666
Medical Device37,311$88,712
Research, Testing, and Laboratories28,113$77,073
Overall Private Sector2,342,343$45,310
Investment: Funding Sources
Source of R&D Funding InvestmentState Rank
Federal Government$2,366,000,00016
Industry$1,397,000,00028
Universities$315,000,00017
Other$277,000,00026
Total$4,355,000,00025
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Population
ResidentsState Rank
Population, 201728,304,5962
Funding By State
AgencyFunding (in thousands)State Rank
National Institutes of Health$1,159,0187
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention$17,0586
National Science Foundation$239,8934
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality$4,10916
Total$1,420,0787
Economic Impact
IndustryEmploymentAnnual Salary
Pharmaceutical126,240$103,113
Medical Device49,521$70,554
Research, Testing, and Laboratories66,569$74,581
Overall Private Sector9,589,897$54,223
Investment: Funding Sources
Source of R&D Funding InvestmentState Rank
Federal Government$4,361,000,0007
Industry$15,412,000,0005
Universities$1,278,000,0003
Other$2,634,000,0003
Total$23,685,000,0003
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Population
ResidentsState Rank
Population, 20173,101,83331
Funding By State
AgencyFunding (in thousands)State Rank
National Institutes of Health$198,16325
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention$3,81122
National Science Foundation$45,22924
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality$1,27225
Total$248,47526
Economic Impact
IndustryEmploymentAnnual Salary
Pharmaceutical69,593$58,447
Medical Device50,328$58,130
Research, Testing, and Laboratories19,950$69,326
Overall Private Sector1,075,917$42,994
Investment: Funding Sources
Source of R&D Funding InvestmentState Rank
Federal Government$1,008,000,00024
Industry$2,764,000,00024
Universities$150,000,00031
Other$229,000,00028
Total$4,151,000,00027
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Population
ResidentsState Rank
Population, 2017623,65749
Funding By State
AgencyFunding (in thousands)State Rank
National Institutes of Health$49,29741
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention$15847
National Science Foundation$10,55146
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality$5037
Total$60,05643
Economic Impact
IndustryEmploymentAnnual Salary
Pharmaceutical6,080$77,005
Medical Device3,280$66,769
Research, Testing, and Laboratories583$72,780
Overall Private Sector251,444$42,155
Investment: Funding Sources
Source of R&D Funding InvestmentState Rank
Federal Government$111,000,00047
Industry$206,000,00043
Universities$23,000,00048
Other$31,000,00049
Total$371,000,00047
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Population
ResidentsState Rank
Population, 20178,470,02012
Funding By State
AgencyFunding (in thousands)State Rank
National Institutes of Health$387,87419
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention$1,47834
National Science Foundation$118,13510
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality$1,88622
Total$509,37419
Economic Impact
IndustryEmploymentAnnual Salary
Pharmaceutical26,455$101,736
Medical Device9,330$68,928
Research, Testing, and Laboratories35,933$78,783
Overall Private Sector2,964,308$52,578
Investment: Funding Sources
Source of R&D Funding InvestmentState Rank
Federal Government$6,333,000,0004
Industry$2,781,000,00023
Universities$473,000,00012
Other$494,000,00020
Total$10,081,000,00013
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Population
ResidentsState Rank
Population, 20177,405,74313
Funding By State
AgencyFunding (in thousands)State Rank
National Institutes of Health$997,5188
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention$18,9494
National Science Foundation$103,69614
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality$7,4498
Total$1,127,6128
Economic Impact
IndustryEmploymentAnnual Salary
Pharmaceutical21,413$54,124
Medical Device24,672$80,331
Research, Testing, and Laboratories38,728$89,374
Overall Private Sector2,517,303$54,955
Investment: Funding Sources
Source of R&D Funding InvestmentState Rank
Federal Government$2,800,000,00013
Industry$16,370,000,0003
Universities$191,000,00028
Other$618,000,00019
Total$19,979,000,0006
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Population
ResidentsState Rank
Population, 2017693,972--
Funding By State
AgencyFunding (in thousands)State Rank
National Institutes of Health$228,423--
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention$3,668--
National Science Foundation$60,929--
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality$2,993--
Total$296,012--
Economic Impact
IndustryEmploymentAnnual Salary
Pharmaceutical
Medical Device
Research, Testing, and Laboratories
Overall Private Sector
Investment: Funding Sources
Source of R&D Funding InvestmentState Rank
Federal Government$3,096,000,000
Industry$209,000,000
Universities$159,000,000
Other$90,000,000
Total$3,554,000
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Population
ResidentsState Rank
Population, 20171,815,85738
Funding By State
AgencyFunding (in thousands)State Rank
National Institutes of Health$28,27945
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention$2,87827
National Science Foundation$9,13948
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality$0--
Total$40,29646
Economic Impact
IndustryEmploymentAnnual Salary
Pharmaceutical26,274$81,152
Medical Device2,775$55,188
Research, Testing, and Laboratories3,602$52,527
Overall Private Sector562,687$40,490
Investment: Funding Sources
Source of R&D Funding InvestmentState Rank
Federal Government$254,000,00039
Industry$171,000,00046
Universities$69,000,00040
Other$37,000,00048
Total$531,000,00043
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Population
ResidentsState Rank
Population, 20175,795,48320
Funding By State
AgencyFunding (in thousands)State Rank
National Institutes of Health$425,65118
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention$15,7757
National Science Foundation$80,96719
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality$3,78217
Total$526,17418
Economic Impact
IndustryEmploymentAnnual Salary
Pharmaceutical43,424$72,987
Medical Device48,101$90,343
Research, Testing, and Laboratories17,747$65,350
Overall Private Sector2,356,655$43,725
Investment: Funding Sources
Source of R&D Funding InvestmentState Rank
Federal Government$844,000,00026
Industry$4,092,000,00017
Universities$451,000,00015
Other$704,000,00016
Total$6,091,000,00022
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