UC Davis: Facts: Economic impact

Economic impact

Brochure cover for the Economic Impact Summary: Enterprise for Innovation

UC Davis is a powerful economic engine for Northern California, generating $6.9 billion in annual economic activity and accounting for 69,000 jobs.

A December 2011 economic analysis found that for every two jobs at UC Davis, an additional 1.2 jobs were created in other sectors of the region’s economy in 2009-10, the year studied. 

And for every dollar of goods and services the university generated, Northern California benefited from an additional $1.10 to $1.40 in secondary economic activity.

Overall, UC Davis’ two campuses — in Davis and Sacramento — constitute the second-largest individual employer in the Sacramento region, behind only the state of California.