Study: Haskell university has $23.1 million economic impact

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A study commissioned by Haskell Indian Nations University says the school is good for the Lawrence-area economy.

The study found the school has a $23.1 million economic impact in the area. The Lawrence Journal-World reports the study was completed in December and shared this month with the Haskell’s board of regents.

The authors of the study say Haskell serves several industries in Douglas County, supports local businesses and helps improve the quality of life.

Haskell President Venida Chenault says school officials hope the new economic analysis will show investment in Haskell is a wise decision.

The study, done by Economic Modeling Specialists International, was based on student and financial data from fiscal year 2013-14.

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