West Virginia University measures its impact

Saturday, August 13, 2005

Increasingly, state universities are promoting their economic impact as a way to emphasize their role in economic development. Here's a good example from West Virginia.

The report's author directly translates state appropriations into economic impact. "With an appropriation of about $200 million from the state legislature, West Virginia University has managed to increase the state's coffee as investment tenfold." Read more.

If you would like more background on the economic impact of public universities, here is an overview report from the National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges. Download a copy.

posted by Ed Morrison |

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