Every other year since 2013, the Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities in Albany contracts with the Center for Government Research in Rochester to assess the economic impact of New York’s 100-plus independent, not-for-profit colleges. The data are then extrapolated to estimate the economic impact of individual colleges on their local regions.

“Hamilton College has a sizable economic impact in the Village of Clinton and the Mohawk Valley,” said Vice President for Administration and Finance Karen Leach. “In addition to the spending by our employees and visitors, the College strives to patronize local businesses and hire local contractors and laborers.”

Hamilton’s Estimated Economic Impact in the Mohawk Valley

The figures below show Hamilton’s estimated economic impact in the Mohawk Valley, and include direct spending by the College and the spillover effect for wages and benefits, instruction, and operating and maintaining the physical plant. Visitors to campus also have a sizable economic impact in the community.


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