Leveraging State Investment in the UW System

Photo of students working hard in geography classThe State of Wisconsin has made long-term investments in the University of Wisconsin System. Most of the key academic and research buildings on campuses have been built through state bonding.

In addition to the long-term capital investments, the state contributes to the annual budget of the UW System.

For fiscal year 2016-17, the state allocated slightly over $1 billion to UW System’s operating budget, which helped to support over $24 billion in UW System economic activity. Each dollar of state investment was leveraged to support more than $23 dollars of economic activity

$1 billion-plus in state tax support helps produce $24 billion of economic activity and 167,000 jobs in Wisconsin.