New economic impact report shows Georgian College alumni add $1.4 billion to regional economy

Georgian alumni contribute $1.4 billion in added income to the region, according to a recent economic impact study by Economic Modeling Specialists International (EMSI). The EMSI study, based on data from 2019-20, shows that Georgian’s Robbert Hartog Midland Campus adds $27.4 million in income to the Simcoe County economy, and supports 358 county jobs. Overall, alumni from this campus add $23.1 million to the county’s economy.

“This study quantifies the economic value of Georgian and the significant return on investment for our students, employers and the communities we serve,” said Dr. MaryLynn West-Moynes, President and CEO of Georgian College. “Georgian students contribute to the local economy while studying and generate longer-lasting impact as alumni, many of whom will choose to make Midland and surrounding area their home – they are essential to the success of our local employers, regional economy and they also serve as catalysts for social innovation.” []

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