Study: Georgia Gwinnett College generates $451M for county economy

Georgia Gwinnett College now has over 12,000 students.

Georgia Gwinnett College now has over 12,000 students.

Georgia Gwinnett College had a $451 million impact on the county’s economy in 2016, it said in a release.

That’s a nearly $35 million increase from 2015, according to an economic impact study commissioned by the University System of Georgia.

The impact consists of factors including 4,596 jobs created by the school, the college’s spending and students’ spending.

The school will have graduated more than 5,000 students as of the fall semester, the release said. The college, opened in 2005, has had an economic impact of $2.7 billion over its lifetime.

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