$1.3 billion in federal research dollars flowed to Texas in FY 2018

Federal agency research dollars going to Texas totaled $1.3 billion in fiscal year 2018, according to a new analysis by the Research!America alliance.

Disbursals from the National Institutes of Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Science Foundation and Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality were tracked by Research!America in its study.

Texas, which has a population of 28,701,845, received a total of $23.7 billion from the federal government, industry, universities and other sources last year, Research!America reported. The analysis ranked the state the third highest in total R&D funding among the 50 states.

The study presents economic statistics for each state, including employment numbers and average annual salaries in the pharmaceutical, medical device, and research, testing and laboratory fields.

Research!America argues that research-driven educational institutions, industries and medical facilities strengthen state economies and generate additional jobs in other economic sectors.

The Research!America alliance lobbies on behalf of innovation in the science and health fields and seeks greater federal funding for scientific research.

Research and Development funding, State by State

State 2018 Population Federal Agency Research Funding (in Thousands) Total R&D Funding Rank Based on Total R&D Funding
California 39,557,045 $4,921,313 $124,444,000,000 1
Massachusetts 6,902,149 $3,041,241 $28,492,000,000 2
Texas 28,701,845 $1,260,267 $23,685,000,000 3
New York 19,542,209 $2,798,336 $21,996,000,000 4
Maryland 6,042,718 $2,276,701 $20,367,000,000 5
Washington 7,535,591 $1,194,297 $19,979,000,000 6
Michigan 9,995,915 $814,300 $19,851,000,000 7
Illinois 12,741,080 $961,273 $16,472,000,000 8
New Jersey 8,908,520 $285,646 $15,844,000,000 9
Pennsylvania 12,807,060 $1,890,432 $14,732,000,000 10
Ohio 11,689,442 $1,143,930 $12,192,000,000 11
North Carolina 10,383,620 $1,475,888 $11,771,000,000 12
Virginia 8,517,685 $475,739 $10,081,000,000 13
Connecticut 3,572,665 $623,553 $9,882,000,000 14
Florida 21,299,325 $646,879 $9,372,000,000 15
Minnesota 5,611,179 $718,682 $8,008,000,000 16
Indiana 6,691,878 $302,042 $7,638,000,000 17
Oregon 4,190,713 $377,123 $7,175,000,000 18
Arizona 7,171,646 $259,111 $6,875,000,000 19
Georgia 10,519,475 $761,262 $6,852,000,000 20
Colorado 5,695,564 $572,427 $6,673,000,000 21
Wisconsin 5,813,568 $603,515 $6,091,000,000 22
New Mexico 2,095,428 $128,808 $6,066,000,000 23
Missouri 6,126,452 $660,252 $5,066,000,000 24
Tennessee 6,770,010 $598,968 $4,355,000,000 25
Alabama 4,887,871 $382,602 $4,176,000,000 26
Utah 3,161,105 $290,286 $4,151,000,000 27
Delaware 967,171 $188,406 $2,882,000,000 28
Iowa 3,156,145 $415,509 $2,778,000,000 29
Kansas 2,911,505 $225,151 $2,711,000,000 30
New Hampshire 1,356,458 $127,450 $2,327,000,000 31
South Carolina 5,084,127 $217,919 2,227,000,000 32
Idaho 1,754,208 $47,079 $2,216,000,000 33
Kentucky 4,468,402 $239,650 $1,821,000,000 34
Rhode Island 1,057,315 $400,116 $1,423,000,000 35
Oklahoma 3,943,079 $254,782 $1,302,000,000 36
Louisiana 4,659,978 $177,644 $1,096,000,000 37
Nebraska 1,929,268 $151,196 $1,077,000,000 38
Mississippi 2,986,530 $110,487 $942,000,000 39
Hawaii 1,420,491 $167,583 $607,000,000 40
Arkansas 3,013,825 $157,871 $600,000,000 41
Nevada 3,034,392 $197,782 $559,000,000 42
West Virginia 1,805,832 $48,453 $531,000,000 43
Maine 1,338,404 $131,212 $505,000,000 44
North Dakota 760,077 $38,428 $453,000,000 45
Montana 1,062,305 $71,290 $450,000,000 46
Vermont 626,299 $348,890 $371,000,000 47
Alaska 737,438 $59,848 $323,000,000 48
South Dakota 882,235 $51,889 $267,000,000 49
Wyoming 577,737 $79,208 $251,000,000 50

Source: Research!America

This article was first published by The Center Square.



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