Top 50 Combined Statistical Areas by 
SBIR Awards Funding ($ in millions), 2010

Rank

Combined Statistical Area

Count¹

Funding¹

2010 Population

1

Washington-Baltimore-Northern Virginia, DC-MD-VA-WV

544

$191.3

8,572,971

2

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Riverside, CA

590

$181.4

17,877,006

3

San Jose-San Francisco-Oakland, CA

412

$143.3

7,468,390

4

Denver-Aurora-Boulder, CO

240

$78.1

3,090,874

5

Detroit-Warren-Flint, MI

156

$56.5

5,218,852

6

Philadelphia-Camden-Vineland, PA-NJ-DE-MD

166

$53.3

6,533,683

7

New York-Newark-Bridgeport, NY-NJ-CT-PA

123

$46.4

22,085,649

8

Chicago-Naperville-Michigan City, IL-IN-WI

116

$40.4

9,686,021

9

Raleigh-Durham-Cary, NC

90

$39.8

1,749,525

10

Cleveland-Akron-Elyria, OH

78

$39.2

2,881,937

11

Huntsville-Decatur, AL

130

$37.8

571,422

12

Seattle-Tacoma-Olympia, WA

116

$36.8

4,199,312

13

Roanoke-Blacksburg, VA Region

125

$34.7

471,665

14

Austin-Round Rock-Marble Falls, TX

109

$33.1

1,759,039

15

Dayton-Springfield-Greenville, OH

115

$32.1

1,072,891

16

Madison-Baraboo, WI

60

$31.1

630,569

17

Minneapolis-St. Paul-St. Cloud, MN-WI

81

$26.7

3,615,902

18

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Gainesville, GA-AL

74

$24.8

5,618,431

19

Dallas-Fort Worth, TX

71

$22.6

6,731,317

20

Rochester-Batavia-Seneca Falls, NY

63

$20.3

1,149,653

21

Albany-Schenectady-Amsterdam, NY

56

$19.2

1,168,485

22

Houston-Baytown-Huntsville, TX

48

$18.7

6,051,363

23

Pittsburgh-New Castle, PA

65

$17.1

2,447,393

24

Columbus-Marion-Chillicothe, OH

45

$15.3

2,071,052

25

St. Louis-St. Charles-Farmington, MO-IL

34

$13.1

2,878,255

26

Salt Lake City-Ogden-Clearfield, UT

39

$11.7

1,744,886

27

Orlando-Deltona-Daytona, FL

38

$11.5

2,818,120

28

Ithaca-Cortland, NY

32

$10.6

150,900

29

Cincinnati-Middletown-Wilmington, OH-KY-IN

39

$10.1

2,172,191

30

Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Yuba City, CA-NV

19

$7.6

2,461,780

31

Buffalo-Niagara-Cattaraugus, NY

22

$7.2

1,215,826

32

Knoxville-Sevierville-La Follette, TN

23

$7.2

1,055,086

33

Lexington-Fayette--Frankfort--Richmond, KY

20

$7.0

687,173

34

Santa Fe-Espanola, NM

23

$6.7

184,416

35

Indianapolis-Anderson-Columbus, IN

22

$6.3

2,080,782

36

Louisville-Jefferson County--Elizabethtown--Scottsburg, KY-IN

15

$6.2

1,427,483

37

Oklahoma City-Shawnee, OK

11

$5.8

1,322,429

38

Lansing-East Lansing-Owosso, MI

17

$5.4

534,684

39

Lafayette-Frankfort, IN

23

$5.0

235,013

40

Columbia-Newberry, SC

13

$5.0

805,106

41

Greensboro--Winston-Salem--High Point, NC

14

$4.7

1,589,200

42

Omaha-Council Bluffs-Fremont, NE-IA

11

$4.6

902,041

43

Milwaukee-Racine-Waukesha, WI

12

$4.4

1,751,316

44

New Orleans-Metairie-Bogalusa, LA

8

$4.3

1,214,932

45

Las Vegas-Paradise-Pahrump, NV

8

$3.7

1,995,215

46

Baton Rouge-Pierre Part, LA

7

$3.2

825,905

47

Williamsport-Lock Haven, PA

9

$3.0

155,349

48

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Columbia, TN

11

$2.9

1,670,890

49

Syracuse-Auburn, NY

7

$2.6

742,603

50

Ames-Boone, IA

11

$2.5

115,848

Note:  The Roanoke-Blacksburg, VA Region is currently not recognized as a combined statistical area by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget. For the purposes of this analysis the Roanoke-Blacksburg, VA Region is defined as the Roanoke Metropolitan Statistical Area (the cities or Roanoke and Salem and the counties of Craig, Botetourt, Roanoke, and Franklin) and the Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford Metropolitan Statistical Area (the city of Radford and the counties of Floyd, Giles, Montgomery and Pulaski). The MSAs are located adjacent to one another in the southwestern section of Virginia.

Source¹:  TECH-Net Database, U.S. Small Business Administration, downloaded on 2/2/2012 from http://tech-net.sba.gov/tech-net/public/dsp_search.cfm

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