Over $2.1 billion in direct spending by Washington University in St. Louis in fiscal year 2016 supported more than 43,000 jobs in the St. Louis region.
The rich history of Washington University parallels the overall story of the St. Louis region’s growth, for the two are inextricably linked. As St. Louis moves forward, Washington University benefits. Washington University in turn, is an engine for growth and a vital and stabilizing force in the region’s economy. While Washington University in St. Louis has grown to be a world-class research university, our roots remain firmly in our community.