Maximum Impact

Bradley offers a lot to the Peoria area — from a direct economic impact of $310 million annually and more than 4,500 jobs directly or indirectly tied to the university to student and employee volunteer and fundraising efforts for countless Peoria-area organizations.

A presentation prepared for the Peoria City Council and other groups details many of the ways Bradley contributes to the economy, culture and diversity of central Illinois.

These include:

  • More than 14,000 graduates in the area’s workforce
  • $141,000 raised by students for organizations and groups
  • 46,471 hours volunteered by students to nonprofits with an economic impact of more than $1.2 million
  • Cultural and educational offerings like plays, music performances and art shows
  • Seminars, lectures and conferences
  • Division I athletic events
  • Bradley employees help countless nonprofits with talent, time and money

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