You've probably heard that "The Gator Nation is everywhere." What you may not realize is the University of Florida's direct impact on its own state's economy. UF has an overall impact of $8.76 billion on Florida each year and provides more than 106,000 jobs directly and indirectly.
To put those numbers in perspective, the university's impact on the state is as large as Florida's spectator sports industry - which includes professional football, basketball and baseball -- as well as NASCAR.
Innovation Hub was made possible by an $8.2 federal grant and a $5 million commitment from the University of Florida.
The ripple effect of jobs associated with housing rentals, book-stores, hoteliers, food and office suppliers, and store clerks, among others, creates 106,118 jobs and breaks down as follows:
Contact: University of Florida Development Corporation
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This page was last updated Jun 6, 2012.