Impact on Michigan
Like any great public research university, Wayne State’s three most easily recognized contributions to the life of its home state are an educated, informed workforce; the creation and application of new knowledge; and direct, practical services to the broader community. Through programs, partnerships, the fruits of its research and the talents of its alumni, Wayne State University plays a significant and increasingly influential role in the educational, social, cultural and economic life of Michigan.
Wayne State University makes a significant contribution to the economic vitality of Michigan. Public and private resources invested in the University yield economic benefits to the state through increased employment, local expenditures, gross state product and tax revenues.
The University contributes substantially to the economy of the seven county Southeast Michigan metroplex. Contributing factors include:
- WSU’s non-payroll expenditures for teaching, operations and research;
- Expenditures by students, faculty, staff and visitors;
- Direct state taxes paid on earnings from WSU expenditures.