DE PERE - St. Norbert College in De Pere has an economic impact of about $121 million a year.
That's according to a new study released Tuesday.
The study was conducted by St. Norbert economics professor Sandy Odorzynski and College Research Institute executive director Dave Wegge.
It says the school's operating budget, construction projects, and spending by students and visitors has a direct impact of $67 million.
The institution also supports more than 1,200 jobs in Brown County generating more than $56 million in annual labor income.
"An average St. Norbert College employee contributes about 77 volunteer hours a year. And if you think about that, that's almost two work weeks," said Odorzynski. "Our students, as busy as they are, contribute about 28 hours every year."
Combined students and staff volunteer nearly 93,000 hours a year in Brown County.
Area volunteers are making a difference in the community this holiday season. At this time of the year, many people are looking for ways to help their neighbors. The Salvation Army is one of the many places where you can do just that.
For the second year in a row, St. Norbert College could house overflow of homeless people from the St. John the Evangelist shelter in Green Bay.
A memorial fund has been created for a Grand Chute firefighter killed in a weekend car crash.
Appleton police executed a search warrant Thursday in connection with a fatal nightclub shooting.
Capital Credit Union is offering to match donations made to Salvation Army red kettles in the Fox Valley on Friday.
With just two weeks until Christmas, the Postal Service says it's heading into its busiest times. But are folks still sending letters of holiday cheer?