ERIC Number: ED254180
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: 0
Indiana University Southeast's Impact on the Local Economy.
Altmann, James L.
The economic impact of Indiana University Southeast on the local economy was determined using the American Council on Education's model for assessing the short term current university-related expenditures that affect local business volume. The focus was measurable impacts in dollar terms of spending by the university, faculty and staff, and students. The university's impact on business property values, the credit base, and creation of full-time jobs were also estimated. An attempt was made to identify students who would attend another college and move if the university ceased to exist. Separate calculations were made for full-time and part-time students/staff, and local expenditures by nonlocal faculty/staff were also identified. It is concluded that the university is a major contributor to the local economy in that it stimulates local business, adds to local business property values, expands the area's credit base, and creates a significant number of full-time jobs. Included are faculty/staff and student economic impact questionnaires along with detailed descriptions of equations and variables employed to estimate dollar outlays. (Author/SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Economic Impact; Indiana University Southeast