Economic Impact Reports

Iowa's Regent Universities Providing Strong Economic Impact

Iowa’s Regent Universities provided $11.8 billion in added income to the state during FY 2017-18, according to an 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.

The Reports are provided in full below.

Board of Regents Report

Board of Regents - Full Report (PDF)

Fact Sheet (PDF)

Executive Summary (PDF)

Infographic (PDF)

 

University of Iowa Report

Full Report (PDF)

Fact Sheet (PDF)

Executive Summary (PDF)

 

Iowa State University Report

Full Report (PDF)

Fact Sheet (PDF)

Executive Summary (PDF)

 

University of Northern Iowa Report

Full Report (PDF)

Fact Sheet (PDF)

Executive Summary (PDF)

 

About the Reports
Data and assumptions used in the study are based on several sources, including the FY 2017-18 academic and financial reports from the universities, industry and employment data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Census Bureau, outputs of Emsi’s Multi-Regional Social Accounting Matrix model, and a variety of studies and surveys relating education to social behavior. The study applies a conservative methodology and follows standard practice using only the most recognized indicators of economic impact and investment effectiveness 

About Emsi
Emsi is a labor market analytics firm that integrates data from a wide variety of sources to serve professionals in higher education, economic development, workforce development, talent acquisition and site selection. Emsi is a leading provider of economic impact studies and labor market data to educational institutions in the U.S. and internationally. Since 2000, Emsi has completed over 2,000 economic impact studies for institutions across three countries. For more information about Emsi’s products and services, visit www.economicmodeling.com.