While the health benefits associated with investments in National Institutes of Health research are widely discussed and recognized, less acknowledged is the agency’s impact on the U.S. economy. Together with renowned economists and issue experts, United for Medical Research has published several reports, many of which highlight the significant economic benefits of sustained funding for the NIH.
An examination of the United States’ diminishing international competitiveness in biomedical research.
Read about the economic impact of the looming, across-the-board spending cuts set to take effect in 2013.
A 2012 update to An Economic Engine, showing that in 2011, NIH extramural research supported 432,000 American jobs.
A study detailing the economic benefits of NIH-funded extramural research, which generated $68 billion in economic activity in 2010 alone.
Read about several exceptional leaders in Congress who realize the true power of NIH to save lives and bolster the economy.
A look at how increased NIH funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act has worked across the country in the service of better health and a healthier economy.