Making an impact locally

The University conducts an economic impact study every five years, seeking to quantify its impact on the region through operational and capital investments; research spending; spending by students, visitors, and event attendees; and increased wage premium. The latest iteration of the study, released in October 2018, found Notre Dame’s impact on the local economy is $2.46 billion annually. Previous studies have focused on South Bend and St. Joseph County. With the University’s growing partnerships through the broader region, the 2018 report expanded its reach to measure Notre Dame’s effect on Elkhart and Marshall counties also.

  • $2.46B annual impact on local economy