Samford University estimates $335 million impact

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Updated: 8/29 7:42 am

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A Birmingham-area university estimates it has an economic impact of more than $335 million on the state.

Samford University provides 2,438 jobs and pays about $13.2 million in income and sales taxes according to a study released Thursday by the school. Chief marketing officer Betsy Bugg Holloway says the majority of that impact is on the Birmingham-Hoover metro area.

The study counted the taxes and spending of graduates, visitors to the university and the university's direct spending.

 

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