UMD says athletics puts $26 million in regional economy

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

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Here's your latest excuse to skip responsibilities and catch the Bulldogs game — it supports the local economy.

The University of Minnesota Duluth has pegged the economic impact of its athletic programs at about $26 million and 250 jobs. A study released Tuesday from the UMD Bureau of Business and Economic Research found that spending by university operations, visiting sports teams and the fans that follow produces effects felt throughout Northeastern Minnesota and Douglas County.

To read the whole story, visit the Duluth News Tribune

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