Geographic Distribution of Nonprofit R&D Performance in FY 2020
May 9, 2023
Data show that nonprofit R&D was more geographically concentrated than the R&D of for-profit businesses and higher education institutions in 2020. Roughly 80% of U.S. nonprofit organizations' estimated R&D performance in FY 2020 was concentrated in just nine states and the District of Columbia, with nonprofit organizations performing more R&D in Massachusetts than any other state.
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Health-related R&D expenditures account for the largest share (41.7%) of state agencies’ R&D in FY 2021
Nonprofits spent an estimated $28 billion on R&D performance in FY 2020, equivalent to 4% of the estimated total spent on U.S. R&D in 2020
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