Higher Education R&D Performance by Metro, 2009-2018

December 16, 2019

High levels of college and university R&D activity is not surprisingly clustered heavily in the East Coast -- ranging from the District of Columbia up to Boston -- and on the West Coast in California. The 10-year average HERD expenditures were the greatest in the New York-Northern New Jersey metro area ($3.7 billion), Boston ($2.8 billion), Baltimore ($2.8 billion), Los Angeles ($2.6 billion), and Houston ($2.0 billion).