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Study: St. Norbert College has significant economic impact in Brown County


DE PERE, WI (WTAQ) - St. Norbert College has a significant impact on the economy in Brown County.

According to a new study released Tuesday, the institution supports 1,238 jobs to the tune of $121.5 million.

The study was conducted by St. Norbert economics professor Sandy Odorzynski and College Research Institute executive director Dave Wegge. 

It says the school's operating budget, construction projects, and spending by students and visitors has a direct impact of $67 million.

“An average St. Norbert College employee contributes about 77 volunteer hours a year. And if you think about that, that's almost two work weeks,” said Odorzynski. “Our students, as busy as they are, contribute about 28 hours every year."

Combined students and staff volunteer nearly 93,000 hours a year in Brown County.