affiliates account for more than a quarter of the SIRD estimated universe total for industrial R&D in four states: South Carolina, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and North Carolina.
Industry-level SIRD data from the link project indicate that 78 percent of the R&D performed by matched majority-owned U.
parent companies of foreign affiliates, SIRD data for 2007 indicate that the value of R&D performed in the United States ranges across states from $8 million in Wyoming to $43 billion in California (table 2).
The matched SIRD data from the interagency link project provide new insight on the state distribution of R&D performance by U.
For 2008 forward, the SIRD has been succeeded by the Business R&D and Innovation Survey (BRDIS), which collects additional detail on innovation activities and sources of funding for company R&D, including new details on funding by state.
SIRD is a nationally representative sample of all for-profit companies with five or more employees, publicly or privately held, that performed R&D in the 50 states and the District of Columbia.
The linked data resulted from matching SIRD to BEA's surveys of FDIUS and USDIA for 2007.
In contrast to the SIRD universe estimates for total U.
Nationwide in 2007, the unweighted aggregations of the SIRD sample data for matched affiliates and parents accounted for 91 percent of BEA's published total for R&D by majority-owned U.
The SIRD universe estimates for 2007 are presented in NSF, National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics, "Detailed Statistical Tables NSF 11-3201," in Research and Development in Industry: 2006-07 (June 2011); www.
For the other four states, the SIRD totals for R&D performed by majority-owned U.
The omitted states in the sample are the four states in table 1 for which the affiliate share of industrial R&D is suppressed and the two states (Maska and West Virginia) for which R&D in the chemicals industry is suppressed in the SIRD data.