Study Reveals GCC's Growing Economic Impact

Wednesday, April 17, 2013 ~ 1:00 - 2:15 p.m. ~ Genesee Community College

What: Study Reveals GCC’s Growing Economic Impact

When: Wednesday, April 17, 2013 ~ 1:00 - 2:15 p.m.

Where:Genesee Community College ~ One College Road, Batavia ~ Room T-102, Conable Technology Building

Who:Media and members of the community

Background:
The impact of Genesee Community College on the economy of the GLOW region continues to grow. On Wednesday, April 17, 2013, GCC President Dr. James Sunser will be joined by Dr. Kjell A. Christopherson of Economic Modeling Specialists, Inc. (EMSI), an independent, internationally-recognized research organization, to detail results of a new report The Economic Impact of Genesee Community College in the GLOW Region. The study calculates that GCC’s overall contribution to the local economy totals $169.1 million. EMSI’s study quantifies:
•Additional earning power of GCC graduates
•Additional tax contributions GCC graduates make to the community
•Contributions GCC makes to a healthier, better-employed populace, reducing public assistance and unemployment costs

The event is sponsored by the College, the Genesee County Chamber of Commerce, the Genesee County Economic Development Center and the Genesee Community College Foundation. It is free and open to the public. Please RSVP to Patty Hume at (585) 345-6809 or pahume@genesee.edu.

For more information, contact Marketing Communications Associate Director Donna Rae Sutherland at (585) 343-0055 ext. 6616, or via email: dsutherland@genesee.edu.

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