“UNC Charlotte provides an indispensable value to our region,” said Chancellor Philip L. Dubois. “Higher education is a key economic driver in the Charlotte region. Research has shown that for high school graduates, attaining even one year of college added significantly to the Charlotte region’s gross domestic product. This UNC study affirms UNC Charlotte’s economic value proposition.”
Dubois said that more than ever Charlotte-area businesses and industries look to the University for student and faculty talent and partnerships to drive innovation and help spur job growth.