The Economic Impact of WKU on Warren County

Dr. Brian Goff estimates the impact of WKU on Warren County using two complementary empirical methods. By the indirect multiplier method, WKU accounts for roughly 26% of expenditures, 14% of jobs, and 10% of earnings in Warren County. The multi-county method finds that WKU's presence increased employment by about 3000, population by 6000, and the median housing value by $12,000 over the last decade relative to similar locations without a comparable-sized university.

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