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Economic Impact Report


THE ECONOMIC IMPACT OF MORGAN

Morgan is a major economic engine for the city and state annually producing $1.1 billion in statewide economic impact, supporting more than 6,900 jobs and generating over $53 million in state tax revenues.  About 60 percent of that economic and employment impact occurs in Baltimore City.

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Morgan produces $1.1 billion a year in economic impact in the state of Maryland.

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THE SOCIAL & COMMUNITY IMPACT

economic impact report coverMorgan State University is Maryland’s Preeminent Public Urban Research University and a Carnegie classified R2 doctoral university designated for high research activity. For more than 150 years, Morgan has provided affordable, high-quality education to students, producing wide-ranging outcomes, including workforce ready graduates and high-caliber research, that enriches the community of Baltimore and state of Maryland. An anchor in Northeast Baltimore, Morgan has made monumental impact on the economy, community, and society in a number of ways that will prove beneficial for years to come.

Morgan Capital Investments and Community Projects

  • Calvin and Tina Tyler Hall Student Services Building
  • Northwood Commons (Northwood Plaza Shopping Center Redevelopment Project)
  • New Thurgood Marshall Residence Hall slated for completion in 2022
  • New Health & Human Services Building slated for completion in 2024
  • New Science Complex slated for completion in 2027

Morgan's influence extends beyond the economy and into the community through engagement activities that are mutually beneficial. Morgan supports over 4,200 jobs within Baltimore City and contributes to $640 million in economic impact, including over $11 million in annual tax revenue.

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NEARLY 17% OF MORGAN ALUMNI ARE EMPLOYED IN STEM FIELDS, VERSUS 11% FOR ALL MARYLAND SCHOOLS.

THE MORGAN COMMUNITY MILE ENGAGES WITH THE COMMUNITY TO IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF LIFE IN NORTHEAST BALTIMORE NEIGHBORHOODS.

THE OFFICE OF COMMUNITY SERVICE PROVIDES PROGRAMS THAT CONTRIBUTE TO THE UNIVERSITY'S HOURS OF STUDENT VOLUNTEER AND COMMUNITY SERVICE

INNOVATION AT MORGAN

Morgan continues to foster a robust culture of innovation through an initiative called Innovation Works (I-Works), led by the Office of Technology Transfer (OTT). The I-Works programs support faculty, staff, and students’ intellectual pursuits to create new innovations and technologies. Over 60 I-GAP grants have been awarded to faculty and staff to bridge the gap between the laboratory and the marketplace.

In FY 2020, the University set new records in Intellectual Property Disclosures, U.S. Patent Applications, Start-up Companies, Tech Transfer Agreements and issued U.S. Patents. The OTT currently receives a new Intellectual Property Disclosure every 12 days, and files two new U.S. Patent Applications every month.

The OTT also ensures the university recognizes and rewards Morgan innovation with the annual Innovation of the Year Awards and serving as host for Morgan Innovation Day in Annapolis, Maryland.

Innovation Metrics

Per $10 million in research expenditures, Morgan produces Invention Disclosures, New Patent Application and other key innovation outputs (Issued U.S. Patents, Option & License Agreements, Start-up Companies) at a rate significantly higher than the state and national averages. Morgan now generates from 2 to 9 times the U.S. average of these metric outputs per R&D expenditure input.

David Wilson

The findings from this latest Economic Impact Update Report validate what we here at Morgan know all too well, that our university is, without question, unrivaled in its ability to impact lives, transform communities and spur economic progress that elevates not only the individual but our society as a whole."

- David K. Wilson, Ed.D.
President, Morgan State University