The University of Missouri System generated $6.5 billion in economic impact to the state last year, according to a study presented Thursday to the Board of Curators.

The study examined not just UM System’s direct spending, such as maintaining operations and paying employees, but also the indirect and induced impact, or the various ways dollars stemming from the universities are respent within local and state economies.

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