Iowa Board of Regents

Iowa's Regent Universities Providing Strong Economic Impact

Iowa’s Regent Universities provided $11.8 billion in added income to the state, equal to 6.2 percent of Iowa’s gross state product during FY 2017-18, according to a new economic impact analysis report from Emsi, a leading labor market analytics firm. The report, which was presented during the Board of Regents, State of Iowa’s November 13-14, 2019 meeting in Cedar Falls, also notes the sum total of university activity supports nearly 150,000 jobs (one out of every 14 jobs in Iowa) and returns nearly three dollars for every taxpayer dollar spent.

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