NSF Data Shows U.S. R&D Companies Employed 27.1 Million in 2008

August 28, 2010 at 6:14 am Leave a comment

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has begun reporting employment and R&D investment figures for companies that perform R&D based on the agency’s new Business R&D and Innovation Survey. The inaugural data, based on 2008 results, shows that U.S. companies that perform R&D employed 27.1 million people worldwide 1.9 million of whom were directly involved in research.

Domestic employment within these companies totaled 18.5 million, with 1.5 million R&D workers. In that same year, companies reported spending $346 billion on company-performed research, with $283 billion of that amount invested domestically.

Read the NSF release New Employment Statistics from the 2008 Business R&D and Innovation Survey at: http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/infbrief/nsf10326/.

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