Based on the most recent available data for 2010, last year Ohio-based institutions and companies received $778.1 million from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), which includes specific American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funding.Â Well ahead ofÂ the U.S. average of $497.3 million, Ohioâ€™s 2010 NIH awards ranked 10th in the nation.
These figures are often adjusted during the course of the following year, so the finalÂ 2010 amount likely will be slightly higher.Â Ohio’s 2009 NIH and NIH-ARRA haul was $768.9 million.
Five institutionsâ€”Case Western Reserve University, Ohio State University, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati Childrenâ€™s Hospital Medical Center, and The Cleveland Clinic (Lerner/Med-CWRU) â€”were once again amongÂ the nationâ€™s top 100 NIH funding recipients.
BioOhio includes Ohio-centric data like this and much more in its annual Ohio Bioscience Growth Report. The 2009 edition can be found here, while the 2010 version is being prepared for mid-March release.
In June 2008, Families USA published a report titled â€œIn Your Own Backyard,â€ which analyzed the economic impact of NIH research awardsÂ in all 50 states. In 2007, the NIH awarded almost $23 billion in research grants and contracts. The report author found that funding created more than 350,000 new jobs nationwide, generated more than $18 billion in wages from those new jobs, and spurred more than $50 billion in business activity in the states.