GGC generates more than $515 million for local economy
According to an economic impact study released today by the University System of Georgia (USG), Georgia Gwinnett College (GGC) contributed more than $515 million to the economy of Gwinnett County and the surrounding area during fiscal year 2018.
This represents an increase of about $51 million over GGC’s economic contribution the previous year.
Including its capital outlay for construction projects, GGC has generated about $3.77 billion in cumulative economic impact since the college has been included in the study. GGC also is responsible for the creation of 4,429 jobs, of which 818 are on campus and 3,611 in the community.
“In addition to the economic impact produced by the college's existence, we also have more than 7,000 alumni who are each making their own economic impacts on the communities in which they live and work,” said Dr. Jann L. Joseph, president. “Colleges are transformative institutions, and GGC continues to transform Gwinnett County and the greater Atlanta region.”
The study was commissioned by the USG and conducted by the University of Georgia’s Selig Center for Economic Growth at the Terry College of Business. It analyzed data collected from July 1, 2017, through June 30, 2018, to measure the USG’s economic impact on the state.
The full study is available at https://www.usg.edu/assets/usg/docs/news_files/USG_Impact_2018.pdf.