Number of Grants Per 1 Million Residents
The per capita number of SBIR grants increased substantially through 2002, both nationally and in Arizona, but has varied annually at a lower level since then. The 2013 figure was the lowest since the early 1990s nationally and in Arizona; the decline from the peak was 40 percent nationally and 56 percent in Arizona. Arizona’s figure relative to the national average has been lower in all but one year since 2003, including 2013 at 20 percent lower.
The per capita number of STTR grants increased through 2004, both nationally and in Arizona, but has been lower since then nationally and has been lower in recent years in Arizona. The 2013 value was 35 percent lower than the peak nationally and 42 percent lower in Arizona. Arizona’s figure has fluctuated from above to below the national average. The 2013 value was 5 percent above average.