President Meehan calls UMass “vital economic engine” for the Commonwealth

BOSTON – The University of Massachusetts was responsible for $6.2 billion in economic activity in Massachusetts last year – a record high – and helped to support more than 43,000 jobs statewide, President Marty Meehan announced today.

“UMass educates more students than any college or university in the Commonwealth and is one of the state’s three largest research universities, but it also has a profound impact on the Massachusetts economy based on the scope and reach of its operations,” President Meehan said.

“UMass is a vital economic engine for the Commonwealth,” President Meehan added, “and its impact is felt in every community and by virtually every family across Massachusetts.”

According to the Donahue Institute report, each of the five University campuses generated a substantial economic impact for its region and the state. By campus or unit, the figures were:

  • Amherst: $2.069 billion
  • Boston: $1.085 billion
  • Dartmouth: $466.1 million
  • Lowell: $921.9 million
  • Medical School: $1.584 billion
  • Central Administration: $198.4 million

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