NIST PSCR implements numerous research mechanisms that aim to advance near- and long-term research and development (R&D) activities to support the development and deployment of the Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network: grants, Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contracts, prize challenge competitions, and internal research. While the ultimate impact of these research mechanisms is the increased safety of first responders and their communities through improved communications technologies, PSCR was interested in better understanding how their R&D investments to date result in economic impacts that ripple outward to state economies.
An independent analysis was conducted to demonstrate how PSCR’s research investments translate into broader impacts to the United States, including jobs, earnings, value added, and total economic output. As of 2022, PSCR investment has resulted in economic output in 31 of the 50 states. Results of the analysis are presented here per state. Click on a state to view its corresponding economic impact report.
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