Government revenue impact of UAB on the state - infographic


It is a common misperception that public universities and nonprofit health systems do not generate tax revenue. State and local government revenues attributable to the presence of UAB in FY16 totaled more than $268.6 million ($73.1 million in direct impact and $195.5 million in indirect and induced impact). Through its local spending, as well as direct and indirect support of jobs, the presence of UAB stabilizes and strengthens the local and statewide tax base. UAB is an integral part of the state’s economy, generating government revenue, jobs and spending.