Economic Impact on the Community

Mason is an economic powerhouse. A recent study showed that in fiscal year 2005, the university contributed $1.6 billion to the economy. Northern Virginia received the largest share – almost $600 million and more than 4,500 jobs.

The combination of jobs and spending and investment by staff, students, and visitors to the university has made Mason a significant economic force in the region and beyond. But the university does much more than simply generate revenue.

Partnerships with businesses and local government, the education community, community health initiatives, and the Arts shows Mason’s commitment extends far beyond the number of diplomas conferred each year.
These vibrant collaborations makes George Mason University not just an economic force, but a leader and partner in the community.

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Nathan Secrest

Nathan Secrest

Physics PhD student Nathan Secrest identified one of the lowest mass supermassive black holes ever observed in the middle of a galaxy. With the help of other researchers and NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory, Secrest discovered the host galaxy of the black hole, called NGC 4178, located about 55 million light years from Earth. The research […]

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