Emory University Generates $9.1B in Economic Impact Annually

Emory University has released a new report that describes the university’s role as an economic engine and partner within the Atlanta region and Georgia. The report produced by ESI provides an in-depth overview of Emory’s investment in the region’s economic health and well-being, community engagement, academic excellence, research and innovation.

The analysis discovered that the university’s annual operations, capital investments and student, patient and visitor spending it attracts have wide economic and social impacts on citywide, regional, and statewide levels. ESI determined that Emory University generates an economic impact of $9.1 billion for the State of Georgia, and $4.4 billion for the City of Atlanta and Druid Hills campus. Additionally, it supports 63,680 jobs in the State of Georgia, making it the largest employer in DeKalb County.

“The knowledge that we create every day on Emory’s campus has a direct impact on our community, whether it’s the nursing care provided to Georgia’s farm workers, our programs to increase Georgia’s high school graduation rates, or our legal clinics that serve Atlanta clients from youth to veterans,” said Emory President Claire E. Sterk. “Emory will continue to build on this substantial commitment to the teaching, research, health care and service that makes such a difference in so many people’s lives.”

To read the full report click here.

Check out the media coverage in Metro Atlanta CEO and the Atlanta Business Chronicle.

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