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University of Northern Iowa Makes $1.6B Impact to Iowa Economy

The Iowa Board of Regents released updated economic impact reports for the state’s three regents universities Wednesday, highlighting their contributions to the financial well-being of our state. According to the economic impact study from Lightcast, a labor market analytics firm, the University of Northern Iowa contributed $1.6 billion in total added income for Iowa’s economy during the 2021-2022 fiscal year. One out of every 78 jobs in Iowa is supported by the activities of UNI and its students. Visitor spending accounts for nearly $51million in added income, and UNI student and employee volunteer hours are valued at $13 million.

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