The University of Nebraska Medical Center and Nebraska Medicine have a combined $4.2-billion annual impact on Nebraska’s economy.
University of Nebraska Medical Center Chancellor Dr. Jeffrey God says they recently hired a national consulting firm, Tripp Umbach to conduct a study on how both entities benefit the state’s economy.
Dr. Gold says, “Our work impacts Nebraskans every day. Although our primary goal is to improve the lives of Nebraska through clinical care, education, research and community outreach, we’re proud to be such a strong contributor to the state’s economy and take that responsibility seriously.”
The report shows that in fiscal 2013-14, Nebraska Medicine and UNMC created and supported 28,927 jobs in the state. Combined they generate $99.1-million per year in state and local taxes. The study also showed that about $1 in every $25 in Nebraska’s economy is generated by UNMC and Nebraska Medicine and the Nebraska Medical Center generates one in every 35 jobs in the state.
UNMC graduates working in the state generate an economic impact of $3.9-billion. Based on profession, physicians have a $2.7-billion impact or $1.3-million per graduate. That is followed by dentists with $534-million, pharmacists with $339.9-million, advanced practice registered nurses at 147-million, physician assistants at $134-million and physical therapists at $111.4-million.