JWU is an active participant in urban revitalization efforts for the Charlotte area. The Charlotte Campus has already begun to fulfill its promise for the city and its business community, providing what had been a missing piece in the development of the downtown Charlotte. JWU has invested more than $92 million in construction since the campus’ inception, about three quarters of which was done by Charlotte area contractors. Businesses in Charlotte and elsewhere in Mecklenburg County have enjoyed an infusion of spending on campus goods and services that topped $7.2 million in 2009 alone. History In 2002, JWU announced its plan to develop a new $110 million campus in downtown Charlotte, and to consolidate its Norfolk and Charleston operations at the site. Our newest campus welcomed its first entering class in the fall of 2004 with an enrollment of 1,100 students and was home to 2,493 students by the fall of 2006. During 2004 and 2005, JWU invested more than $62 million on related campus construction in Mecklenburg County. In the fall of 2005, JWU employed 123 full and part-time people on its Charlotte Campus. In 2006, JWU spent $13.6 million on goods, services and construction. Off-campus spending by JWU students and visitors totaled $22.9 million, directly supporting approximately 167 full-time equivalent jobs and Charlotte area businesses in 2005 and 2006.
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