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Put another way, every $1 the California taxpayer invests in UC provides the foundational support that, supplemented by revenues from other sources, results in nearly $14 in overall economic output.
The September 2011 study by Economic & Planning Systems Inc. further shows that UC supports 1 in 46 jobs in California, uses state funding to leverage significant additional non-state revenue that benefits Californians and makes economic contributions to all regions of California through the economic ripple effects of its activities. The report did not measure the impact of UC's development of human capital -- additional benefits such as spinoff companies created from UC research, tax revenue generated by UC activities or the social and economic contributions of UC alumni.
The study, "The University of California's Economic Contribution to the State of California," is the first UC economic impact report conducted on a systemwide level since 2003. The study breaks out the economic contributions of UC spending statewide, by each of 14 regions, by general campus and by health sciences campus. The study is the first to isolate the economic contributions of the UC Health enterprise, which accounts for more than a third of UC's overall economic output.
Most UC campuses also have conducted economic impact analyses over the past several years. Here are links to campus-specific economic impact information: