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Useful Stats: State Government Agency Spending on R&D by State, 2006-11

May 15, 2014

State agencies in New York spent more on research and development than agencies in any other state in FY11, according to data released by the National Science Foundation. The NSF data provides an overview of state agency investments in R&D, broken down by the source of those funds and the types of organizations that eventually performed the research. Ohio, Florida and California also ranked among the top states for total agency investment. West Virginia and Ohio led in R&D investments as a share of state GDP in FY11.

New York’s Foundation for Science, Technology and Innovation, Department of Health and Energy Research and Development Authority led the state’s agency-based research investments. New York state agencies spent $182.7 million on R&D in FY11, equal to about 0.016 percent of state GDP. Investments were nearly equally distributed between research at academic institutions and private researchers. New York has been a national leader in agency investments for many years, but still managed to increase those investments over the 2006-11 period. Agency R&D spending grew by 76.4 percent during that time.

By increasing its agency spending 189.3 percent during the 2006-11 period, Ohio emerged as another key player in state agency investment. Ohio agencies spent $159.3 million, about 0.033 percent of state GDP. Nearly all of that investment came from the Department of Development (now Development Services Agency), which manages the state’s Third Frontier program.

During the same period, Utah increased its agency investments by a substantial margin. In FY06, Utah agencies spent $3.2 million on R&D, which grew to $34.4 million in FY11. The huge increase in funding was due to the introduction of the state’s USTAR initiative, which provided the majority of research funding in FY11.

West Virginia also posted large gains, increasing investments by 489 percent. Its agency R&D investment as a share of GDP was the highest in the nation in FY11, at 0.054 percent. West Virginia agency spending was led by the state’s Higher Education Policy Commission.

Read the NSF release…

SSTI has prepared a table featuring state government agency spending on R&D by state, 2006-11. The table is available in Excel (xlsx) format for download, in a version that also features data on how spending changed during that period and FY11 spending as a share of state GDP.

 

State Government Spending on R&D by State, FY06-11

State 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
United States $1,021,016,894 $1,132,678,871 NA $1,213,524,157 $1,261,366,529 $1,403,816,235
Alabama $7,269,319 $9,065,725 NA $12,929,167 $15,113,917 $19,684,063
Alaska $10,019,060 $9,526,100 NA $7,741,467 $9,274,800 $11,349,400
Arizona $37,151,471 $20,442,635 NA $9,363,943 $17,682,315 $18,626,577
Arkansas $4,869,648 $7,658,199 NA $11,465,214 $14,446,084 $14,705,327
California $107,793,045 $91,842,652 NA $146,793,247 $154,216,981 $149,810,643
Colorado $8,997,236 $11,924,981 NA $15,563,581 $20,828,274 $18,141,931
Connecticut $19,209,064 $29,285,710 NA $28,559,052 $40,065,786 $39,192,091
Delaware $2,812,102 $2,611,108 NA $1,683,562 $2,389,720 $2,609,902
District of Columbia $1,173,076 $2,009,000 NA $487,411 $696,198 $1,221,108
Florida $42,329,624 $51,968,573 NA $66,513,756 $120,848,726 $150,764,438
Georgia $10,620,188 $4,886,946 NA $6,662,887 $8,923,795 $11,690,663
Hawaii $12,067,849 $22,643,330 NA $13,976,364 $14,233,186 $13,103,983
Idaho $2,280,873 $2,739,006 NA $8,552,058 $9,059,568 $9,366,052
Illinois $37,184,281 $28,372,676 NA $9,570,893 $16,553,689 $17,207,125
Indiana $6,220,575 $40,534,381 NA $47,549,928 $8,444,832 $6,983,364
Iowa $13,564,062 $6,790,053 NA $37,976,643 $12,950,176 $36,992,222
Kansas $14,348,384 $11,752,696 NA $12,305,385 $6,509,225 $6,635,626
Kentucky $17,558,997 $11,960,634 NA $13,938,134 $20,410,096 $20,498,849
Louisiana $11,216,568 $6,587,314 NA $8,285,478 $9,165,144 $9,203,635
Maine $17,509,051 $27,525,552 NA $6,400,019 $8,847,471 $9,918,765
Maryland $24,945,119 $40,298,691 NA $21,093,331 $22,825,402 $20,084,540
Massachusetts $10,729,419 $5,600,189 NA $3,290,198 $4,884,430 $4,878,927
Michigan $75,016,589 $32,849,159 NA $8,630,209 $9,469,440 $9,802,873
Minnesota $6,219,201 $10,529,048 NA $16,655,913 $12,212,546 $11,653,327
Mississippi $2,744,882 $7,343,892 NA $3,623,953 $7,168,109 $7,420,851
Missouri $18,465,303 $15,567,277 NA $15,797,247 $13,329,841 $13,658,961
Montana $8,606,319 $8,200,230 NA $7,200,442 $7,543,860 $6,474,190
Nebraska $5,602,163 $4,043,480 NA $4,415,644 $4,232,691 $4,061,651
Nevada $1,397,463 $1,748,776 NA $1,510,607 $1,377,888 $1,868,869
New Hampshire $2,040,544 $1,685,178 NA $1,860,269 $1,804,156 $1,921,421
New Jersey $25,900,482 $19,981,741 NA $15,146,838 $27,939,539 $17,068,781
New Mexico $3,105,000 $672,921 NA $1,655,529 $1,422,955 $1,821,583
New York $103,597,135 $128,361,166 NA $151,467,015 $167,231,605 $182,736,305
North Carolina $14,344,310 $37,607,109 NA $40,404,202 $27,342,380 $29,611,785
North Dakota $21,062,090 $9,908,722 NA $16,415,807 $6,352,675 $8,072,257
Ohio $55,068,629 $114,086,509 NA $121,394,963 $125,120,668 $159,322,228
Oklahoma $8,922,036 $10,731,050 NA $15,930,878 $21,226,236 $20,304,740
Oregon $7,382,722 $7,389,914 NA $11,120,140 $18,013,730 $20,001,272
Pennsylvania $117,320,158 $103,973,448 NA $102,958,404 $76,947,795 $71,098,139
Puerto Rico $1,458,790 $2,326,241 NA NA $551,391 $537,869
Rhode Island $150,000 $1,771,949 NA $1,877,724 $1,461,239 $1,947,727
South Carolina $22,427,746 $31,969,826 NA $28,599,885 $36,536,007 $47,795,394
South Dakota $5,791,586 $5,473,603 NA $4,430,602 $3,762,637 $3,629,155
Tennessee $5,355,000 $4,549,998 NA $3,752,587 $1,064,262 $3,606,726
Texas $28,019,645 $29,650,947 NA $49,381,346 $35,163,655 $47,372,367
Utah $3,214,170 $2,752,228 NA $26,442,711 $30,812,205 $34,418,764
Vermont $1,680,533 $1,529,805 NA $738,707 $1,665,079 $1,711,673
Virginia $11,579,623 $15,486,526 NA $17,412,519 $17,495,156 $17,241,804
Washington $22,834,218 $23,333,431 NA $13,892,247 $24,525,701 $24,500,489
West Virginia $6,024,577 $22,179,830 NA $10,357,006 $23,867,732 $35,475,338
Wisconsin $10,949,155 $13,774,600 NA $24,942,415 $12,435,548 $21,128,936
Wyoming $6,326,604 $19,500,357 NA $4,806,630 $5,471,379 $5,419,398

 

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