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Economist shares findings on Alabama A&M's economic impact

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Addy said Alabama A&M produced $228-million for the Huntsville metro area during that time, and another $120-million across the state. Addy said Alabama A&M produced $228-million for the Huntsville metro area during that time, and another $120-million across the state.
HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) -

Alabama A&M's economic impact was much bigger onNorth Alabama than some experts first thought.

Samuel Addy, an economist from the University of Alabama,shared his findings with A&M leaders Friday.

He analyzed the 2011-2012 school year for his study. Addysaid Alabama A&M produced $228-million for the Huntsville metro areaduring that time, and another $120-million across the state.

"A little surprising given, I guess, my expectations ofwhat it should be," said Addy. "I had personally always thought Alabama A&M is a smalluniversity beside other universities in the north of Alabama. But it was apleasant surprise."

The Economist said Alabama A&M produced 16-hundredjobs statewide, with 14-hundred of those in the Huntsville metro area.

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