Columbus State impact on region estimated at $224 million

A new state study estimates a total economic impact of $224 million by Columbus State University on the region it serves , an increase of $30 million since last year's study.

Together, the 35 institutions of the University System of Georgia made a $12.1 billion economic impact on the state's economy during Fiscal Year 2008.

The Selig Center for Economic Growth in the University of Georgia's Terry College of Business analyzed the data.