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Economic activity, recurring operational impacts, direct expenditures


Founded in 1871, the University of Arkansas was established in the city of Fayetteville as both the state university and the major land‐grant university for Arkansas. The University of Arkansas is a flagship university for the integration of student engagement, scholarship and research, and innovation that collectively transforms lives and inspires leadership for a global society. As such, the impact of the University of Arkansas extends far beyond the transfer of knowledge from professors to students and is far reaching in social and economic terms. As leading research universities across the country engage in the process of enumerating the socio‐economic impacts of their respective institutions, it is appropriate to document, from time to time, the contributions at the local and state levels of operations at the University of Arkansas. This report describes those impacts in detail.