VCU Impact Study

Virginia Commonwealth University certainly plays a large role as an anchor institution in our community. But did you know that it also has a huge economic impact as well?

-VCU accounts for 47,000 job across our region and 63,000 throughout the Commonwealth

-For every dollar that VCU spends in the metropolitan area, the region experiences a total economic impact of $3.70.

-Many VCU alumni call the Richmond Region home. In fact, 67,000 live, work, and play in our community after they graduate.

-VCU attracts more than $200 million each year in sponsored research to address society’s toughest challenges.
-VCU has a total economic impact on our region of $4 billion.

Learn more from the Center for Urban and Regional Analysis economic impact study.