UW-Platteville’s enrollment growth in
students has given it the label of the fastest
growing comprehensive instiution in the
University of Wisconsin-System.
But in addition to the growth in the
number of students, the university has
become the “economic anchor” in the
“Economic anchor” are the words of
UW-Platteville Chancellor Dennis Shields,
and rightly so. A new study done by the
university shows UW-Platteville had an
estimated economic impact of
$275-million in southwest
Wisconsin during the 2011-2012 school
year, $394-million in the state.
Chancellor, Dennis Shields.
Other numbers from the study include…
the total direct expenditures in southwest
Wisconsin by UW-Platteville were
$123-million, households of UW-Platteville
employees spent just over $60-million
for goods and services in the region,
while students spent over $50-million and
visitors spent nearly $8-million.
And the increasing number of visitors to
UW-Platteville has made it one of the
region’s, top tourist attractions.
Lastly, the study showed the number of
jobs UW-Platteville brings to the area and
the state. For the area…4,300, for the
UW-Platteville does the impact studies
every four-to-five years, and university
officials say the 2011-2102 numbers
represented a large increase from the