New Report Highlights Economic Impact of CA’s Federal Labs & Research Centers

Through research (on Earth and beyond) and community engagement, California’s federal labs and research centers bring large-scale solutions to some of our biggest challenges – including climate change, clean energy, disaster resilience, and national security. A new report from the California Council on Science and Technology (CCST) highlights stories of local and statewide impact from CCST’s federal lab partners: NASA’s Ames Research Center, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Sandia National Laboratories, California, and SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory. Top leaders from many of these labs and research centers serve on the Bay Area Council’s Bay Area Science and Innovation Consortium(BASIC), which works to facilitate collaboration and address key issues and opportunities impacting the region’s research base and its ability to support technology-led growth.

Providing over 27,000 jobs and procuring more than $1.7 billion to California businesses, these labs are also an economic engine for California, producing innovative patents and supporting small businesses along the way. For instance, 71 startups have spun off Berkeley Lab’s technology alone.

CCST’s 2023 Impact Report showcases the world-class expertise and resources that each lab offers California’s policymakers, strengthening our position as a global leader on science and technology. Learn more about the economic and innovative impacts of each of California’s federal labs and research centers, as well as their collective impact to the state.

Read the CCST report>>

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