Study Shows Gillette College Added Over $127 Million to the Economy

(Gillette, Wyo.) The Northern Wyoming Community College District, which includes the campuses of Sheridan College and Gillette College, have released the results of an economic impact study done on the 2013-2014 fiscal year. The accumulated contribution of former NWCCD students that are now employed in the region amounts to $86.4 million. "The investments we have made in aligning our academic programs with the local and regional economy is paying off," said Dr. Paul Young, NWCCD President. “We have strong connections among our students, faculty and employers. Many of our students are employed by area businesses while completing their training or shortly after graduating. We are fortunate that our local employers are such great partners." It was also found that student spending generates $7.5 million in added income to community. This is from both students who live in-town, and those that move to Sheridan and Gillette to attend classes. About 32% of students in the college district are from outside the region. The study was completed by Economic Modeling Specialists International. #county17 #news