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REPORT: Notre Dame has huge impact on local economy

Published On: Sep 25 2013 09:10:55 PM CDT   Updated On: Sep 25 2013 09:15:54 PM CDT
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A new report was released Wednesday showing the huge impact the University of Notre Dame has on the local economy.

According to the study conducted by New York-based consulting firm Appleseed, the university accounts for more than 13,700 jobs and nearly $1.17 billion in economic activity in St. Joseph County.

The university commissioned the study, which was based on school data, Visit South Bend-Mishawaka and other sources.

With 5,590 full- and part-time workers (excluding students and temporary workers) and a 2012 payroll of $422 million, Notre Dame is the largest employer in St. Joseph County.

The study shows between 2006 and 2011, Notre Dame's direct employment grew by 700, and the university averaged $95 million per year in construction, accounting for 211 full-time jobs with contractors in St. Joseph County and 115 full-time jobs with contractors from other Indiana counties.

In 2012, the university generated $92 million for the St. Joseph County area economy through the purchase of goods and services from local businesses.

The report also found Notre Dame accounts for more than $12 million in state and local tax revenues, while students account for $120 million of economic activity.

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