Memphis college influences $124M in Mid-South economy - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Memphis college influences $124M in Mid-South economy

(Source: SCO) (Source: SCO)
MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

An educational gem in Memphis helps inject $124 million into the Mid-South.

Southern College of Optometry released a study calculating the school's footprint.

"We are thrilled with the findings from the study, although with SCO's students, faculty, and staff pursuing our mission to foster a personal commitment to service so vigorously, it's almost not surprising," SCO interim president Dr. Lewis Reich said.

The study found that every year SCO serves around 20,000 patients, including $1.4 million dollars worth of free eye care.

Graduating students create 163 jobs and earn about $18.9 million each year.

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