1. Report: Holyoke Community College an Economic Powerhouse

    Report: Holyoke Community College an Economic Powerhouse

    Students who graduate from Holyoke Community College (HCC) with an associate degree will see an average increase in annual earnings of about $10,000 a year compared to those with only a high-school diploma, according to a new report that calculates the total economic impact of HCC on the Pioneer Valley at nearly $215 million annually. “By comparison,” the report says, “this contribution that the college provides on its own is almost as large as the entire arts, entertainment, and recreation industry in this area.” The analysis of HCC’s economic value was conducted by Emsi, an economic modeling firm ...

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    1. When you talk about our impact, most people don't think about our economic impact.
    2. This is an impressive return, especially when compared to the 30-year average 10.1% of the U.S. stock market.
    3. The results of this study demonstrate that HCC creates value from multiple perspectives.
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