Notre Dame is a major contributor to the economic vitality of the city of South Bend, St. Joseph County and the state of Indiana. As a national — and, increasingly global — institution, Notre Dame also has a growing influence on the world beyond South Bend.
The Office of Public Affairs is dedicated to the University’s contribution to the ongoing development of the local economy and also how a strong partnership with the community benefits Notre Dame as well.
Growth in jobs, spending and other economic indicators show a vibrant university and a willing, supportive surrounding community.
Latest Report Highlights
- The University directly and indirectly accounts for about 14,601 jobs in St. Joseph County, and is the largest employer.
- Research spending at Notre Dame grew to $191 million in 2015. Between fiscal year 2011 and 2015, research has grown 42.1%.
- Visitors and students’ off-campus spending directly and indirectly accounted for $331.4 million in economic output supporting 4,271 jobs.
- Notre Dame spent more than $155.2 million in fiscal year 2015 with 1k jobs, accounting for 166 full-time employees in St. Joe County and an additional 460 full-time jobs elsewhere in Indiana.