University of Nevada, Reno projects could pour $460 million into local economy

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

The economic ripple effect from UNR’s capital improvements is projected to create thousands of jobs and add hundreds of millions of dollars spent by new students attracted to a revitalized campus within the next decade.

“It’s a real shot in the arm for Reno and the entire area,” said John Madole, executive director of the Nevada Chapter of Associated General Contractors.

"UNR’s projects will create about 7,600 jobs, he said.

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