Oregon Has Largest Percentage Increase For R&D Funding

Over the period of 1998 to 2003, Oregon saw the largest percent change in its academic research and development expenditures funded by industry sources, according to the National Science Foundation's latest survey. Oregon, which had more than one-and-a-half times the amount of such expenditures funded by industry sources in 2003 as it had in 1998, was joined by only Maryland and South Carolina as states experiencing a greater than 100 percent increase over the period.

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