Texas A&M University-Central Texas huge economic impactTexas A&M University-Central Texas huge economic impacthttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=27552014-10-17T12:12:00Z2014-10-17T10:43:00Z

KILLEEN - Texas A&M University-Central Texas, dubbed the second largest development in the region behind Fort Hood, opened in 2009. At the beginning of the current fall semester, its second building — Warrior Hall — opened.

Warrior Hall is the second of three planned buildings that will make up a centralized area.

In 2007, an economic impact projection was conducted. It predicted the university would have a total annual impact on the region of more than $37 million with 2,500 students enrolled.

Already near that projected enrollment, the impact is higher. According to the Consumer Price Index, with inflation factored in, A&M-Central Texas has an annual impact of about $43 million on the region, which includes Bell, Coryell and Lampasas counties.

The same study projected the annual economic impact of the university at 3,500 and 6,500 students enrolled would be about $54.7 million and $106.5 million, respectively. With inflation, the Consumer Price Index puts the impact at $65 million and $129 million.

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