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Economic Benefits of the Merced 2020 Project

UC Merced construction site.

The Merced 2020 Project will have significant positive effects on the region and the state

The Merced 2020 Project will double the physical capacity of the campus to accommodate long-term enrollment growth to 10,000 students.  

Based on a third-party analysis, development of the Merced 2020 Project will have a total one-time effect related to its design and construction, including direct and ripple effects, estimated at approximately $1.5 billion in Merced County and $2.4 billion statewide. 

By 2022, the ongoing operations of the Merced 2020 Project will increase spending by more than $200 million per year in the state.