UNG’s $620 million economic impact boosts regional growth

UNG had a $620 million economic impact and an employment impact of 6,769 jobs in northeast Georgia during fiscal year 2017, according to an annual study produced for the University System of Georgia.

“This study is a timely reminder of the significant role UNG has in advancing economic growth and prosperity in the areas we serve,” UNG President Bonita C. Jacobs said. “The report complements our ongoing work with industry and community partners to increase educational attainment and regional economic development efforts that enhance this region.”

The study measures direct and indirect spending that contributes to the university’s service region, particularly the communities surrounding UNG’s campuses in Blue Ridge, Cumming, Dahlonega, Gainesville, and Oconee County.