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FIT Economic Impact

In 2009, FIT:
  • Generated more than $283 million of spending in New York.
  • Contributed more than $139 million to household incomes in New York.
  • Employed 3,085 full- and part-time workers.
  • Had a student body of more than 10,000 full- and part-time students, nearly 68 percent of whom are from New York.
  • Held summer and weekend classes for 3,500 middle and high school students seeking portfolio- and career-building skills.
  • Led nearly 500 programs for executives in fashion and design-related fields.
  • Attracted more than 200,000 visitors to its Chelsea campus for cultural and educational events.
Read the entire FIT Economic Impact Statement here
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