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A comprehensive analysis of the economic impact of higher education in North Carolina has found that Gardner-Webb University created $61 million in added economic value during the 2012-13 fiscal year. Overall, the state’s public and private colleges and universities had an impact of $63.5 billion in state, including payroll, operations, the purchase of goods and services, start-up companies, and spending generated by students and alumni. “While the true contribution of Gardner-Webb University is the positive impact on people’s lives, it is gratifying to know that the University makes a significant economic contribution to our region as well,” said GWU President Dr. Frank Bonner.
Cleveland County Economic Development Partnership, Dr. Frank Bonner, Gardner-Webb University Economic Impact, Kristin Reese, N.C. Community Colleges Foundation, NCICU, North Carolina Business Higher Ed Foundation, North Carolina Independent Colleges & Universities, University of North Carolina system
Office of University Communications, "Higher Education Study Reveals Gardner-Webb University’s Economic Impact" (2015). Gardner-Webb NewsCenter Archive. 1236.