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ohio.comTo commemorate its 100th birthday this year, Kent State University commissioned a study to quantify its impact on the region's economy.

One figure it revealed at a gathering of 100 alumni and business leaders Thursday: $1.9 billion.

That's the average annual added income of Kent State's eight campuses and its alumni — and is the equivalent of 1.5 percent of the Northeast Ohio economy.

The report, titled ''Prosperity By Degrees: The Economic Impact of Kent State University on Northeast Ohio,'' examines it as an investment and engine of growth and prosperity.

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Author: Paula Schleis