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Capital University News, California State University, Sacramento
December 03, 2003
CSUS regional impact:
$743.5 million, 15,946 jobs, 78,000 alumni
California State University, Sacramento is a key economic engine in the six-county
Capital Region, with an annual economic impact of $743.5 million and 15,946
jobs, according to a report released today by CSUS.
Information Resource Center (to be completed early 2005).
Asset” report says $438.8 million in regional economic activity is directly
generated by operations of the University and its auxiliaries, and an additional
$304.7 million in indirect activity results from that spending.
The report also highlights the University’s significant social impact.
It says, for instance, that 78,000 CSUS alumni live in the region – 1
in 26 residents. CSUS students serve 2.3 million hours a year as volunteers.
And thousands of young people in the region are served by LegiSchool, Academic
Talent Search and other specialized campus programs.
has not only gained well-deserved statewide recognition for its programs, it
is also a catalyst for development in the Capital Region,” says CSUS President
Alexander Gonzalez. “We can safely say that we’re one of the region’s
most important economic and academic centers.”
Asset” report includes information from campus studies as well as a new
economic impact study of CSUS by the Sacramento Regional Research Institute,
a joint venture of the University and the Sacramento Area Commerce and Trade
Organization (SACTO). The study used 2001-02 data and looked at the six-county
region of El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento, Sutter, Yolo and Yuba counties. Robert
Fountain, who directs the institute, is also a special assistant to the president
Additional highlights from the “Golden Asset” report include:
- CSUS has 1,574
faculty and 1,270 staff on campus, as well as thousands in research, contract
and student jobs. Every three jobs directly related to CSUS activities generate
an additional job in the region.
- Fully 81 percent
of local leaders say the region’s employment pool is better because
of CSUS, and 74 percent say the region’s quality of life is better because
of CSUS (16 and 17 percent, respectively, had no opinion).
- At minimum
wage alone, CSUS students’ 2.3 million hours of volunteer work each
year is worth $15.5 million.
- Two-thirds of
CSUS students come from the region, with 23 percent transferring from the
Los Rios Community College District.
including the full version of the economic impact study, is available at www.csus.edu/impact
or from the CSUS public affairs office at (916) 278-6156.
California State University, Sacramento Public Affairs
6000 J Street Sacramento, CA 95819-6026 (916) 278-6156