Economic Impact Studies


The Economic Value of Western Nebraska Community College

Western Nebraska Community College (WNCC) creates value in many ways. The college influences both the lives of students and the regional economy. WNCC serves a range of industries in the Western Community College Area, sup­ports local businesses, and benefits society as a whole in Nebraska from an expanded economy and improved quality of life. The benefits created by WNCC even extend to the state and local government through increased tax revenues and public sector savings.

This study investigates the economic impacts created by WNCC on the business community and the benefits that the college generates in return for the investments made by its key stakeholder groups - students, taxpayers, and society. Impacts on the regional business community are reported under the economic impact analysis. The returns on investment to students, taxpayers, and society are reported under the investment analysis. Both analyses are described more fully at the links below. 

WMCC Economic Impact Study Executive Summary 2017 

WNCC Economic Impact Study Report 2017