Texas might have the nation’s best business climate, but it struggles to get it share of federal funding for innovation from small businesses.
Over 30 years, Texas is only seventh in attracting awards from the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program or the Small Business Technology Transfer (SBTT) program.
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Total federal awards
State Amount Percent
California $7.13 billion 20.71
Massachusetts $4.77 billion 13.85
Virginia $1.95 billion 5.67
Maryland $1.70 billion 4.96
New York $1.63 billion 4.74
Colorado $1.55 billion 4.52
Texas $1.34 billion 3.89
Ohio $1.30 billion 3.79
Pennsylvania $1.30 billion 3.78
New Jersey $909 million 2.64