Economic Impact

NextIT CEO Fred Brown, front left, himself a GU Alumnus, values Gonzaga graduates like David Pendergraft, Jeff Brown and Andrew Sorenson, all NextIT employees.

Gonzaga is like a small city, one that depends on the larger city of Spokane

  • Spokane area businesses provide most of the goods and services purchased through GU’s annual operating budget of approximately $215 million
  • 51.4 percent of Gonzaga students are from out of state, excluding online students
  • Enrollment totals more than 7,600 students
  • Spokane receives approximately 15,000 Gonzaga visitors annually
  • 2,429 Spokane-area vendors have provided GU with more than $80 million in services and products in the last two years
  • 100-plus Spokane entrepreneurs have benefited from the consulting work of more than 300 students in GU’s New Ventures Lab since its opening in 2003
  • Gonzaga law students have secured 21 technology patents for area start-up companies
  • Payroll for more than 1,100 employees totals $73.4 million
  • Gonzaga's Fall Family Weekend and Alumni Reunion ranks as one of Spokane's largest visitor events bringing millions of dollars into the community annually

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