Event Title

Measuring the Impact of Governors State University on its Market Area: A Preliminary Research Report

Location

D3400 (30 minutes)

Start Date

7-4-2017 1:50 PM

End Date

7-4-2107 2:20 PM

Description

The university is considered one of the engines of growth in a local economy or its market area, since its Direct contributions consist of 1) employment of faculty and staff, 2) services to students, and supply chain links vendors, all of which define the University’s Market area. Indirect contributions consist of those agents associated with the university in terms of community and civic events. Each of these activities represent economic benefits to their host communities and can be classified as the economic impact a university has on its local economy and whose spatial market area include each of the above agents. In addition are the critical links to the University, which can be consider part of its Demand and Supply chain.

This paper explores how Governors State University (GSU) impacts its local economic area (LEA) and competes with its competitors in the wider economic area. It also investigates how it can increase its impact by forming Public/Private initiatives to enhance its economic revenue in a period of declining state government support. Finally, an Input-Output Model is used to estimate the impact.

The goals of the report are to provide a clear and accurate understanding of the economic impact of GSU and its direct, indirect, and tertiary benefits to its defined local economy and market area. This paper contributes to the field of University Impact Analysis, which is used to substantiate, the social and economic benefits of a university.

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Apr 7th, 1:50 PM Apr 7th, 2:20 PM

Measuring the Impact of Governors State University on its Market Area: A Preliminary Research Report

D3400 (30 minutes)

The university is considered one of the engines of growth in a local economy or its market area, since its Direct contributions consist of 1) employment of faculty and staff, 2) services to students, and supply chain links vendors, all of which define the University’s Market area. Indirect contributions consist of those agents associated with the university in terms of community and civic events. Each of these activities represent economic benefits to their host communities and can be classified as the economic impact a university has on its local economy and whose spatial market area include each of the above agents. In addition are the critical links to the University, which can be consider part of its Demand and Supply chain.

This paper explores how Governors State University (GSU) impacts its local economic area (LEA) and competes with its competitors in the wider economic area. It also investigates how it can increase its impact by forming Public/Private initiatives to enhance its economic revenue in a period of declining state government support. Finally, an Input-Output Model is used to estimate the impact.

The goals of the report are to provide a clear and accurate understanding of the economic impact of GSU and its direct, indirect, and tertiary benefits to its defined local economy and market area. This paper contributes to the field of University Impact Analysis, which is used to substantiate, the social and economic benefits of a university.