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News Release 12-156

NSF Reports on R&D Spending by Businesses in the United States

Health and defense applications account for 40 percent of business R&D

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Illustration of a graph on a grid in the foreground with purple circles in the background.

R&D expenditures reflect company priorities and strategies.

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Bar graph of Business R and D in the U.S., by Application Area for 2008.

National Science Foundation report shows U.S. businesses focus their R&D efforts on health and defense.

Credit: NSF

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