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March 20, 2012

Working with noted economist Everett Ehrlich, Ph.D., United for Medical Research has released an update to 2011 its report on NIH’s economic impact, An Economic Engine.

The new data examines the output and employment effects of 2011 NIH extramural research funding by state, ultimately calculating the number of jobs supported in each state by NIH funding. NIH funding generated the greatest number of jobs in California (63,196), Massachusetts (34,598), New York (33,193), Texas (25,878) and Maryland (24,557) and also supported more than 10,000 jobs in each of the following states: Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Washington, Illinois, Ohio, Florida, Michigan and Georgia.

Click here to read the full report.