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Table: Shows R&D expenditures in 2011 and 2016 in millions on 2019 dollars for LTS. Includes 2011 to 2016 percentage change and 2016 expenditure on R&D as a percentage of GDP.


Chart: Shows the number of utility patents per million residents in the LTS and United States, comparing 2013 to 2018.

Utility patents are patents that cover the creation of new products, processes, and machines, or improvements on existing ones.


Chart: Shows the technology patents per million residents.

Technology patents are utility patents related to technology, as categorized into six fields.


Chart: Shows the of Science and Engineering (S&E) Academic Article Output per 1,000 S&E doctorate holders in the LTS, covering years 2003, 2008, 2013, and 2017. 2017 is the latest year for which data is available.


Table: Shows the S&E Academic Article Output comparing the top 5 LTS to the top 5 nations internationally on a per million resident basis.


Table: Shows the federal funding for R&D at Colleges, and Non-Profits in the LTS in 2007, 2012, and 2017 which was the latest year for which data was available. Both absolute funding, the total dollar value, and funding per $1,000 GDP.

Per $1,000 GDP Massachusetts gets more than twice as much funding as any other LTS.


Table: Shows the number of awards and funding received from the National Institute of Health (NIH) in total funding and funding per $1 million GDP.

Massachusetts has more than twice the funding per $1 million GDP of second place North Carolina.


Chart: Shows the amount of industry funding for academic S&E research in total dollars and in the share Massachusetts receives of all industry funding in the United States.


Table: Shows the distribution of Research & Development spending by type of originating organization for each of the LTS.