State Agencies’ R&D Increased 1% in FY 2021; Five States Account for Nearly 60% of All State Government R&D
November 29, 2022
Explore new data on the R&D expenditures of state government departments and agencies. State government agencies’ R&D expenditures increased 1.1% from FY 2020, totaling nearly $2.5 billion in FY 2021, with health-related R&D remaining the largest category of state agency R&D at over $1.0 billion in expenditures.
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