Evergreen College campus
Credit: South Sound Business
– “Evergreen State College Essential to Regional and Statewide Economy, Report Shows”
“The Evergreen State College contributes substantially to the local and state economy, according to an economic impact report released by the Thurston Economic Development Council this month.
“The report indicated that Evergreen was the source of $201.7 million in local economic activity, 1,637 jobs, $109 million in direct spending in Thurston County, and a return of $4.68 into the region for every $1 invested. According to the report, the college’s alumni have earned a collective $535 million.”
“According to annual research by the EDC, the Olympia-based college has grown 25 percent since 2012 in local economic contribution.”