The University of Wisconsin’s $15 billion Impact On the Wisconsin Economy

April, 2015

UW–Madison, along with affiliated organizations and connected startup companies, contributes $15 billion per year to the Wisconsin economy, while supporting 193,310 Wisconsin jobs and generating $847.5 million in state and local tax revenue.

Since the economic impact of UW–Madison was studied in 2003, research awards have grown to more than $1.1 billion, university enrollments have increased, hospital operations have increased, the university and its affiliates have grown and contributed to the growth of the state economy. UW–Madison, along with the UW Hospital and Clinics, has an annual economic impact of $12 billion, while supporting more than 158,350 Wisconsin jobs and generating $687.9 million in state tax revenue.