Notre Dame is a major contributor to the economic vitality of the city of South Bend, St. Joseph County, and the state of Indiana. But we haven't done it alone. The growth in jobs, spending, and other economic indicators over the last five years show a vibrant university, and a willing and supportive surrounding community.

$1.167 billion

total annual economic impact in St. Joseph County

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  • The University directly and indirectly accounts for about 13,766 jobs in St. Joseph County.

  • 2.15 million visitors to Notre Dame annually generate $204 million in off-campus spending, supporting 2,943 jobs in St. Joseph County.

  • Research spending at Notre Dame has doubled since 2006, now totalling nearly $158 million.

  • Notre Dame students account for $120 million of economic activity annually through off-campus spending, supporting 1,535 jobs in St. Joseph County.