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A report released Tuesday by the Science Coalition identifies 102 companies whose creation was fueled by competitive federal research grants from agencies like the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation and the Department of Energy.

Those companies received about $265 million in public investment over multiple decades and employ 8,900 workers across the country, the report finds. An accompanying database includes profiles of each company.

"If Washington, D.C., is serious about creating good jobs, producing American goods and keeping the U.S. ahead of our international competitors, then, as this report shows, continued strong and steady funding for basic scientific research is a wise investment," said Glynda Becker, president of the Science Coalition.