Economic Impact Study
Leveraging State Investment in the UW System
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.