Economic Impact of Emily Griffith Technical College


This report analyzed the current economic and social impact of Emily Griffith Technical College (EGTC) on the Denver region, as measured by student earnings gains. Over the past few academic years, EGTC has served an average of about 7,000 students per year. Of these, about 1,600 are enrolled in non-apprentice CTE courses, 2,700 in the apprenticeship program, and 2,700 in pre-college courses (ESL and GED) or continuing education.


BBC evaluated the economic impact of these educational pathways separately. The impact is measured through 1) The income gains of students completing EGTC courses and 2) The associated secondary impacts of those income gains (e.g. increased consumer spending and induced economic stimulation).

Social Service Economic Impacts


The analysis indicated that EGTC coursework resulted in $42.5 million in increased student earnings for the 2014-15 graduating cohort, generating a total annual economic and human capital impact of $62.3 million on the Denver region.


Over the course of ten years, that impact is compounded by additional graduates along with the previous graduates remaining in the Denver workforce. BBC estimates the total economic and human capital impact of EGTC on the Denver region’s economy between 2006 and 2016 to be $2.2 billion.


For each state dollar invested, EGTC generated $10 of realized and potential labor income gains in the local economy.


Every dollar invested by an individual student yields $7 in annual earning potential.

Survey Results At-A-Glance

Over the past decade, program completions at EGTC generated the capacity for…

$2.2 Billion

in economic impact for the Denver Metro Area.

Annual Earnings Gains of EGTC Graduates:
✕  Years in Workforce = Total Gains:

2014/15 Cohort: $42,526,3470%

for 1 yr = $43 MM

2013/14 Cohort: $37,323,0880%

for 2 yr = $75 MM

2012/13 Cohort: $31,078,8300%

for 3 yr = $93 MM

2011/12 Cohort: $33,736,7940%

for 4 yr = $135 MM

2010/11 Cohort: $29,445,7570%

for 5 yr = $147 MM

2009/10 Cohort: $29,315,2950%

for 6 yr = $176 MM

2008/09 Cohort: $36,410,6820%

for 7 yr = $255 MM

2007/08 Cohort: $33,025,7690%

for 8 yr = $264 MM

2006/07 Cohort: $33,792,7750%

for 9 yr = $304 MM

2005/06 Cohort: $34,853,4030%

for 10 yr = $349 MM

Practice Area Leaders

Mollie Fitzpatrick

303.321.2547 x239
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Adam Orens

Managing Director
303.321.2547 x249
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Kevin Williams

Managing Director
303.321.2547 x231
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