Research funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) saves
lives, improves health, and offers hope to people affected by
disease. It also supports almost 380,000 jobs and $65 billion
in economic activity across the United States, making NIH
research an engine for both medical and economic progress.

In fiscal year 2016, the NIH provided just under $24.6 billion in
extramural research funding to scientists in all 50 states and the
District of Columbia. These researchers are working on some of
our most urgent and chronic health problems. Their work also has
a significant impact on economic growth and employment. Using
the Regional Input-Output Modeling System (RIMS II) developed
by the Department of Commerce, United for Medical Research
calculated the impact of NIH research funding in 2016 on jobs and
the economy.

NIH Role in the Economy FY2016