April 24, 2009 by Luke Mason
Mid-Plains Community College in North Platte, Nebraska, had an $89.3 million impact in 2006-07 for its 18-county service area, a recent EMSI impact study concluded. That total comes from the accumulated credits of former and current MPCC students, which result in higher earnings and increased employer profits.
In his review of the EMSI study, Dr. Michael Chipps, President of Mid-Plains Community College said, “The results of this study clearly illustrate that MPCC is a sound investment from multiple perspectives. The college enriches the lives of students and increases their lifetime incomes. It benefits taxpayers by generating increased tax revenues from an expanded economy and reduces the demand for taxpayer-supported social services. From this study, it is evident that the college contributes to and actually fuels the local and state economy.”