BC has an economic impact of more than $9 million in Transylvania County, according to a study conducted by the Center for Regional Development at Western Carolina University. The study found that BC:
provided a $9.3 million total boost to the local economy;
spent more than 3.7 million in retail and lodging dollars locally;
generated almost $100,000 in local tax revenues;
provided work for 285 employees, who spend as much as $4.8 million locally; created 106 new jobs in the community due to spending.
The study also found that BC students spent almost $2 million in the local community. Visitors to the College accounted for an additional $1.2 million in spending as well.