Students spend big locally
A new study shows the economic impact of colleges.
A new study by the University System of Georgia's Board of Regents say the 35-school institution has more than a $13 billion dollar impact on the state.
In Southwest Georgia there is a significant impact as well according to the study which looked at 10 Southwest Georgia counties in fiscal year 2010-2011. Albany State University had a $148 million dollar economic impact and is responsible for 1,772 jobs, and Darton College had a $119 million dollar economic impact and is responsible for 1,481 jobs.
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