The University of North Georgia (UNG) had a more than $667 million economic impact on northeast Georgia during fiscal year 2018, an increase of some $47 million over the previous year, according to new data released Aug. 20. An additional $1.77 million impact is attributed to capital construction projects in fiscal year 2018. The annual study of the University System of Georgia's (USG) economic impact measures direct and indirect spending that contributes to the university's service region. "This annual study once again shows the strong impact that UNG has on the economic strength of northeast Georgia," President Bonita Jacobs said. "In addition to increasing educational attainment through access to an affordable, high-quality education, we continue to work with partners in education, industry and the community to facilitate economic development across the region and beyond."