Currently in its 50th year, Southwestern Community College serves Jackson, Macon, Swain counties and the Qualla Boundary in such a myriad of ways that its value can be especially challenging to measure.
A report released this week attempts to do just that.
Prepared by Economic Modeling Specialists Intl., a fact sheet demonstrates that the college’s overall economic impact is $126.9 million in added regional income for its service area.
“We are grateful for the information provided in this fact sheet,” said Dr. Don Tomas, SCC president. “We believe these statistics are a direct result of the dedication our faculty and staff have for serving our communities and helping our students succeed.”