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Anschutz Medical Campus Impact on Colorado

An Economic Engine


Anschutz Medical Campus and adjacent Fitzsimons projects will amount to more than $4 billion in construction costs at its completion. The campus has been touted as a model U.S. military base conversion that demonstrates a successful changeover from military to civilian use. The project is also a model for regional economic development.

Below are some 2011-12 figures:

  • Jobs on campus climbed from 200 at time of base closure to 18,000 in 2012.
  • Payroll was estimated around $1.4 billion 
  • Campus researchers attracted $425 million in grants.
  • Total Anschutz Medical Campus budget was $2.4 billion.
  • Economic impact on Colorado each year is $420 million.
  • Health care workers donated $46 million in indigent care last 
  • The School of Medicine ranks seventh in the U.S among public medical schools in total federal research grants and contracts at a total of $400 million.
  • Total Capital construction funding through 2011 was $1.1 billion. 
  • Clinical facilities funded by our hospial amounted to $2 billion.

 See the 2010-11 Economic Impact Statement for the CU System >>