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Study: UNG has $667 million economic impact on region
UNG Gainesville

The University of North Georgia contributed more than $667 million to Northeast Georgia’s economy during fiscal year 2018. 

Data from the annual study of the University System of Georgia’s economic impact was released on Tuesday, Aug. 20. It reported an increase of around $47 million compared to the previous year. 

The university had a regional employment impact of 7,004 jobs.

"This annual study once again shows the strong impact that UNG has on the economic strength of Northeast Georgia," Bonita Jacobs, president of the University of North Georgia, said in a press release. "In addition to increasing educational attainment through access to an affordable, high-quality education, we continue to work with partners in education, industry and the community to facilitate economic development across the region and beyond."

The study was commissioned by the University System of Georgia’s Board of Regents and conducted by Jeffrey M. Humphreys, director of the Selig Center for Economic Growth at the University of Georgia’s Terry College of Business.