Economic Impact

LSU’s economic impact on Louisiana supports nearly $3.9 billion in Louisiana sales, $1.5 billion in new statewide earnings and an estimated 36,757 direct and indirect annualized jobs.

For every dollar provided by the state, LSU provides a return $5.08 of economic activity.

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Baton Rouge:

The total economic impact of local LSU institutions on the Baton Rouge metropolitan statistical area, or MSA, is $2.1 billion in sales, $764 million in earnings and more than 21,400 jobs.

Alexandria:

LSUA employs approximately 290 full-time workers and generates about $52.7 million in sales, $17.6 million in earnings and about 640 jobs.

Lafayette:

LSU Eunice supports $47.2 million in sales, $17.1 million in earnings, and 515 jobs.

Shreveport-Bossier:

LSU institutions in the Shreveport-Bossier area result in $535.7 million in sales, $214.8 million in earnings and 2,082 jobs.

New Orleans:

LSU supported about $887.8 million in sales, $391.2 million in earnings and approximately 6,900 jobs.