United Tribes Technical College measures impact on economy

The United Tribes Technical College had a $31.8 million impact on the economy in Bismarck, North Dakota, last year, according to a new study.

With nearly 1,800 students, the school attracts a large number of federal grants. Combined with wages, local spending, student spending and its annual powwow, UTTC's impact is growing.

"This is a substantial amount of economic activity coming from one organization," President David M. Gipp, United Tribes said in a press release. "It underscores the significance of our role in the community and emphasizes our value as an input in the Bismarck-Mandan economy."

The four-day powwow alone had an impact of nearly $4.7 million last year, according to the study.

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United Tribes measures economic impact (The Bismarck Tribune 2/23)

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