U of South Carolina Sizes Up Its Own Impact On State's Economy

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Friday, January 13, 2012

The University of South Carolina sized up its contribution and that of its alumni to the state’s economy at $4.1 billion annually in a new report released Thursday.

The eight USC campuses’ 14,000 employees and the 155,000 alumni in the state support nearly 53,000 jobs, according to Darla Moore School economists Joey Von Nessen and Doug Woodward.

That represents about 1 in every 37 jobs in South Carolina, the USC economists said.

The $4.1 billion represents the total dollar value of all goods and services associated with USC, including higher wages earned by graduates and business activity resulting from the university’s spending.

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