Economic study shows $515 million impact of UW-Whitewater

UW-Whitewater’s economic research center finds the university has an over $500 million economic impact on the area.

Director Russ Kashian says it’s a ripple effect of the supply chain.

He presented the economic study Thursday with chancellor Dwight Watson and UW System president Ray Cross.

They said UW-Whitewater supports nearly 4,500 jobs and contributes almost $200 million in wages.

Kashian compared Whitewater’s impact to that of General Motors dominating the economy of a less urban area.