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The Nation's Top 20 States for R&D Investments -- Science and Engineering Indicators


April 30, 2002

 

2000 Indicators

Total U.S.

(1997 figures)
$211.3 billion

2002 Indicators
Total U.S.

(1999 figures)
$244.1 billion
(previous ranking)

1. California

$41.7 billion

1. California

$48.0 billion

2. Michigan

$14.0 billion

2. Michigan

$18.8 billion

3. New York

$12.3 billion

3. New York

$14.1 billion

4. New Jersey

$12.0 billion

4. Texas

$12.4 billion

5. Massachusetts

$11.0 billion

5. Massachusetts

$12.2 billion

6. Texas

$ 9.5 billion

6. Pennsylvania

$10.7 billion

7. Pennsylvania

$ 8.2 billion

7. New Jersey

$10.5 billion

8. Illinois

$ 8.0 billion

8. Illinois

$ 9.7 billion

9. Washington

$ 7.5 billion

9. Washington

$ 8.3 billion

10. Maryland

$ 7.4 billion

10. Maryland

$ 8.0 billion

11. Ohio

$ 7.1 billion

11. Ohio

$ 8.0 billion

12. Florida

$ 4.8 billion

12. North Carolina

$ 5.3 billion

13. North Carolina

$ 4.7 billion

13. Virginia

$ 5.1 billion

14. Virginia

$ 4.1 billion

14. Arizona

$ 5.0 billion (21)

15. Minnesota

$ 3.6 billion

15. Connecticut

$ 4.4 billion

16. Connecticut

$ 3.5 billion

16. Florida

$ 4.3 billion

17. Colorado

$ 3.2 billion

17. Colorado

$ 4.2 billion

18. Indiana

$ 3.1 billion

18. Minnesota

$ 3.9 billion

19. New Mexico

$ 3.0 billion

19. New Mexico

$ 3.3 billion

20. D.C.

$ 2.8 billion

20. Georgia

$ 3.0 billion (22)

 

-NSF-

 

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