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PNNL Business Facts, Fiscal Year 2014

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Business Volume, Employment, and Sponsors

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  • $1.02 billion at the end of our 2014 fiscal year in September in R&D expenditures
  • 4,300+ scientists, engineers and non-technical staff
  • Sponsors include the U.S. Department of Energy; other federal, state and local agencies; universities; and industry sponsors.


  • 104 in FY14, 2,342 U.S. and foreign since 1965

Federal Laboratory Consortium awards for technology transfer:

  • 1 in FY14, a total of 81 awards since 1984.

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Peer-reviewed publications
  • 1,121 peer-reviewed, published articles (FY2014)
  • According to Essential Science Indicators rankings among top 1% of research institutions in publications and citations in (FY2013):
    • Biology and Biochemistry
    • Chemistry
    • Clinical Medicine
    • Engineering
    • Environment and Ecology
    • Geosciences
    • Materials Science
    • Microbiology
    • Pharmacology & Toxicology
    • Physics

FY2014 Awards Include

  • 1 Federal Laboratory Consortium awards for technology transfer
  • 3 R&D 100 Awards in FY14, a total of 93 since we began submitting entries in 1969.
  • 1 Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
  • 1 Fellow, American Nuclear Society
  • 1 Fellow, Electrochemical Society
  • 1 Fellow, Materials Research Society
  • 3 members of the Washington State Academy of Sciences
  • 1 appointee to a National Academies committee
  • 1 appointee to the Board of Scientific Counselors for the Office of Public Health Preparedness & Response/Centers for Disease Control
  • 1 recipient of the American Chemical Society Chemical Instrumentation Award
  • 1 awarded an inaugural American Geophysical Union Ambassador (First year presented, given to a maximum of five members)
  • 1 awarded the American Society for Testing & Materials Award of Merit
  • 2 invited to participate in the Kavli Foundation/National Academy of Science symposiums

Payroll and Taxes

  • Gross payroll, approximately $402 million
  • Various state and federal payroll taxes paid amounted to more than $32 million

Purchased Goods and Services

  • $395 million

Economic Development

  • Nearly 170 businesses with roots to Battelle, operator of the Laboratory, and PNNL technology or personnel; for the Tri-Cities, Washington area, this currently represents approximately 1,519 jobs
  • Since 1994, completed about 1,205 technology assistance projects with approximately 70% of them supporting Washington-based companies, resulting in product or service improvements and increased revenues for these companies

Battelle Community Involvement

  • Invested nearly $527,394 in area philanthropic and civic organizations (FY2014)
  • Since 1965, Battelle has invested more than $25 million to improve science, education and quality of life in the Tri-Cities, Wash. community
  • Invested $106,000 (FY2014) in Richland, Wash. Delta High School, a STEM- (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) focused school; total estimated support since 2007, including cash and in-kind support, is estimated at $4.3 million
  • Through Team Battelle, our staff volunteer program, employees volunteered 43,590 hours for 56 local organizations in (FY2014)
  • Over the past ten years, PNNL staff have volunteered more than 225,000 hours to community projects


Economic Impact

Supported $1.3 billion and 6,800 jobs in the Washington state economy directly and indirectly in FY 2013, as well as another $1.2 billion dollars and over 6,400 jobs through closely related economic activities. More details can be found in the full report or in our Economic Engine flyer. Note: Report statistics are from FY13, so they may differ slightly from those on this FY14 Business Facts webpage.


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