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State Governments Becoming Important Source of R&D Funding, Reports NSF

November 07, 2013

State government agencies spent $1.4 billion on research in FY11, an 11.3 percent increase over the previous year, according to a release from the National Science Foundation. Much of the increase was concentrated in the top five states, New York, Ohio, Florida, California and Pennsylvania, which together represent about 51 percent of total U.S. state R&D spending. State R&D expenditures appear to be focused on a few key industry sectors, with California and Ohio devoting the bulk of their investment in energy research and New York, Florida and Pennsylvania investing in health-related projects. The report offers a breakdown of R&D expenditures by state and expenditures by sector for the top ten states. Read the InfoBrief...

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