Mason’s Economic Impact on the Community
Mason is an economic powerhouse.
According to a 2013 report from the Center for Regional Analysis, authored by former director Stephen S. Fuller, Ph.D. Dwight Schar Faculty Chair and University Professor, the university’s total economic effect on the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area in 2012 was $1.56 billion with the Commonwealth of Virginia receiving $1.14 billion.
The combination of jobs and spending and investment by staff, students, and visitors to the university has made Mason a significant economic force in the region and beyond. But the university does much more than simply generate revenue.
Partnerships with businesses and local government, the education community, community health initiatives, and the Arts shows Mason’s commitment extends far beyond the number of diplomas conferred each year.
These vibrant collaborations makes George Mason University not just an economic force, but a leader and partner in the community.