Thursday, January 19, 2012
Oregon State University has a $2 billion economic impact on the state, President Ed Ray said.
In his annual state of the university address during a luncheon to about 300 alumni and community leaders at theBenson Hotel Wednesday, Ray painted a rosy portrait of a 25,000-student university flourishing despite a weak economy
The university, he said, "is not just sound but exceptional and getting more so with each passing day."
Ray focused on the university's economic impact as calculated by ECONorthwest, a Portland economic consultant. The study showed "our total economic footprint now exceeds $2.06 billion," he said, $1.9 billion of which is in Oregon.
Read more at OregonLive.com.