What UTSA Means for the Local Economy
The University of Texas at San Antonio generates more than $1.2 billion in annual business revenues and supports an estimated 15,720 jobs in the San Antonio metropolitan statistical area, based on current figures.
Impact: Total Contributions
The economic impact stems from the university's capital expenditures, operating budget, total amount of money spent by faculty, staff and students, and UTSA's Institute for Economic Development. UTSA employs more than 5,600 and is one of the largest employers in San Antonio.
THREE KEYS TO ECONOMIC GROWTH
UTSA’s economic contributions stem from three main areas of focus:
- community outreach
These areas, key in providing an excellent education and preparing leaders for the future, also have become the foundation for the university’s economic prosperity.
ECONOMIC IMPACT AT THE MSA LEVEL 2008
|output impact*||employment impact**|
|capital expenditures||$132 million||1,050|
|operating budget||$132 million||7,210|
|faculty/staff expenditures||$270 million||2,020|
|student expenditures||$264 million||1,930|
|visitor expenditures||$38 million||590|
|institute for economic development||$405 million||2,920|
|*Output Impact = dollar amount that UTSA’s expenditures and related expenditures have on the area economy.
**Employment Impact = UTSA’s direct and indirect employment related to campus activities and expenditures.