WTOC - Armstrong’s Economic Impact Tops $200 million
Armstrong Atlantic State University has generated more than $201 million for the Savannah region's economy for the 2010 fiscal year according to a study conducted by the Selig Center for Economic Growth in the University of Georgia's Terry College of Business.
AASU's impact included creating 2,241 new jobs directly attributed to the University. These jobs include 710 on campus jobs and 1,531 private and public sector jobs across the region.
"This study helps to remind us that in addition to serving the higher education needs of our residents, Armstrong also contributes in very tangible ways toward regional economic prosperity," said Armstrong President Linda Bleicken according to a press release. "The university is proud to add both intellectual and economic value to our state."
The economic benefits have impacted Chatham, Effingham, Bryan, Liberty, and Bulloch counties.