Study Discusses NGTC Economic Impact on Area

A recent study states that the economic impact of North Georgia Technical College on the area it serves adds up to $35.2 million.

The study was recently conducted by a University of Georgia economist and commissioned by the Technical College System of Georgia.

It looked at how much the area served by North Georgia Tech benefited economically from spending that is either directly or indirectly related to the college.

It was part of a larger study that details his analysis of economic data from the Technical College System of Georgia for the 2012 fiscal year.

The study also found that the NorthGeorgiaTechnicalCollege’s spending results in 452 public and private sector jobs in its service area.

That service area includes Stephens, Fannin, Union, Towns, Habersham, White, Rabun, and Franklin counties.

North Georgia Technical College President Dr. Gail Thaxton said that the study validates the tremendous impact of the partnership of mutual support the college nurtures and enjoys with the community.