Driving Economic and Social Vitality across Minnesota

Minnesota State contributed over $8.0 billion to the state’s economy in FY2017, according to an Economic Contribution Analysis conducted by Parker Philips, a nationally recognized consulting firm specializing in economic impact analysis. The methodology used was IMPLAN data and software.

Among the overall findings: 

  • The $8.0 billion total economic contribution of Minnesota State in FY2017 included $4.1 billion direct and $3.9 billion indirect and induced spending, and was the result of operational spending, capital spending (10-year average), payroll and benefits paid to employees, student spending, and visitor spending.
  • The operations of Minnesota State support or sustain a total of 67,717 jobs – one out of every 55 jobs in the state.
  • Through its local spending and the jobs it supports or sustains, Minnesota State generates $458.5 million in state and local taxes.
  • The employees of Minnesota State contribute an estimated $116.2 million annually in charitable giving and volunteerism.
  • Minnesota State supports or sustains $1 out of every $42 in Minnesota’s economy.
  • For every $1 in state appropriation, Minnesota State generates nearly $12 in economic activity.

Individual findings by college, university, or reporting group: 

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