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Which universities produce the most local leaders


Monday, February 22, 2016

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We are a good place for start-ups and small businesses to get started,” said Kelly Cunningham, senior fellow and economist for the National University System Institute for Policy Research. “One of the natures of small business is that when they seem to reach a big enough size, they get bought out by other companies.”
Cunningham said the best indicators of a university’s economic impact are the number of jobs created and sales.
“Clearly there are a lot of companies here because of UCSD, including Qualcomm, which was started by Irwin Jacobs,” Cunningham said.