Texas A&M economic impact surpasses $4BTexas A&M economic impact surpasses $4Bhttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=83992013-01-31T07:12:00Z2013-01-31T00:00:00Z

COLLEGE STATION-BRYAN - For calendar year 2012, the estimated Texas A&M University impact on the entire Research Valley was $4.3 billion, an increase of more than $540 million from 2011 levels and $2.2 billion more than 2002, a 95.7 percent gain

A major factor for the increase in the contribution to the local economy was the growth in expenditures by visitors attending sporting events and other campus activities at Texas A&M University.

Attendance at Texas A&M athletic events increased by almost 98,000, including a gain for home football games of more than 77,000, for a
15 percent increase over the 2011 level. Visitors also remained in the area longer and spent more money in 2012.

Also included are $873 million for 21,581 A&M employee salaries, $378 million from university visitors, and $470 million for student expenses.

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