TTUHSC has a major economic impact in our community

EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) – The regional economy has seen a direct, positive impact from the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso.

According to a Texas Tech University Rawls College of Business report, TTUHSC El Paso’s contribution increased from a previous economic impact of $227 million annually to $634.4 million, contributing to El Paso’s status as a top 20% performing economy in the U.S.

The report also showed other TTUHSC El Paso impacts both regionally and state-wide:

  • Total household income created from operations, employees, research, students, and university-related visitors: $212.8 million in the region and $289.3 million in the state.
  • Total jobs created from operations, employees, research, students and university-related visitors: 3,813 in the region and 4,144 in the state.
  • Annual contribution to the Texas workforce by graduates: $383.6 million in the state.
  • Return on a state dollar (educational and general), including workforce contribution: $12.46 for every dollar the state invests in TTUHSC El Paso.

“I’m proud of TTUHSC El Paso’s contribution to local and state economies, but even more so because of the opportunities we’ve provided for hard-working families in our community,” “From our faculty and staff to our students and alumni, we have a growing group of talented individuals who are dedicated to making a difference in our community.”

TTUHSC El Paso President Richard Lange, M.D., M.B.A.

Impacting local health care

While TTUHSC El Paso increases the number of local jobs and opportunities to advance the West Texas region, it also meets the needs of the most underserved. The university and its clinical arm, Texas Tech Physicians of El Paso, serve 108 counties in West Texas that have been historically underserved. The clinics provide more than $31 million of uncompensated care annually, while doctors conduct more than 200,000 clinic visits each year.

Additionally, by adding health facilities – like the Foster School of Medicine’s Student Run Clinic in Sparks, Texas – and providing educational outreach, TTUHSC El Paso is empowering Borderplex residents to seek and gain access to world-class patient care provided by TTP El Paso.

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