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THOMAS COUNTY, GA (WALB) -

A recent study reveals just how much the Thomasville area benefits from Southwest Georgia Technical College.

During the 2012 fiscal year, the college had an economic impact of about $21 million.

It served nearly 3,000 students and supported 265 college related jobs.

"Basically for every job we have, it creates another job off campus, so particularly during these last few years considering the economic down turn, that's pretty important to our community that our college is able to create jobs," said President Dr. Craig Wentworth

The study said the total impact of the 24 schools in the Technical College System of Georgia was $1.2 billion.

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