50 years later, UWF economic engine has revved up: Guestview

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Today, the University of West Florida pumps $1.1 billion into Northwest Florida’s economy each year.

UWF is a critical economic engine in Northwest Florida. Our institution diversifies the local economy by providing a talented workforce and contributing to the growth of existing and newly created businesses.

A recent Regional Economic Model analysis determined that UWF contributes approximately $1.1 billion in revenue and returns $5.39 to the regional economy for every dollar of state support and fees received. UWF also supports more than 11,000 jobs in the region, generating $1.2 billion in income and wages each year.