Initial spending by KSU on personnel costs like salaries and fringe benefits, operating expenses and other budgeted expenses, along with spending by students attending the institutions, account for most of the impact by totaling $862,415,345.
The analysis shows that KSU created 12,933 full- and part-time jobs. 3,664 of those were on campus and 9,269 were off campus in either private or public sectors.
“It’s so gratifying to know that as the university works to fulfill its primary mission on behalf of our students,” university president Sam Olens said in a news release. “It is also playing such an important role in keep the region moving and growing.”
In other city news ... Kennesaw to state: Let us decide what to do with our Confederate flag
Kennesaw flies a Confederate flag downtown in its Commemorative Park. The Kennesaw City Council voted 4-1 to ask to remove it on Aug. 22. State law protects veteran memorials, which covers the flag. Thousands of people signed a petition to take the flag down. It has been cut down twice illegally.