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News Release 14-108

2011 data show U.S. business R&D highly concentrated by state and metropolitan location

Companies in five states paid for nearly half of R&D performed in 2011

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Report accounts for R&D performed by companies in the 50 United States and the District of Columbia in 2011.

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Chart showing R&D spending by location

U.S. business R&D is highly concentrated by state and metropolitan region. San Jose-San Francisco-Oakland, Boston-Worcester-Providence, and Los Angeles-Long Beach are among the most commonly reported combined statistical areas for companies to have their primary R&D location.

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