About 42 percent of Smith's employees live in Northampton, Florence and Leeds.
Smith is Northampton’s largest institutional donor to the United Way of Hampshire County.
Smith is Northampton's largest taxpayer, with more than $500,000 in real estate taxes paid in 2011–12.
Approximately 42 percent of Smith’s 1,312 employees live in Northampton, Florence and Leeds, contributing to the local economy.
Annual payroll (wages and benefits), fiscal year 2012: $116,745,917
Annual payroll (wages only), fiscal year 2012: $89,438,257
United Way contributions by employees in 2011–12: $153,701
Smith is Northampton’s largest institutional donor to the United Way of Hampshire County. Our coordinated campuswide campaign is responsible for our significant contribution.
Grants for research, teaching and outreach: $6,037,956
Charitable foundations, corporations, and federal and state agencies make grants to Smith College, the faculty and administrators in support of teaching, research and outreach projects that strengthen local education partnerships while affecting the local economy directly and indirectly.
Estimated annual college expenditures with local businesses: $12,000,000
Construction in 2008–2012: $160,936,769
Admission visitors: 4,500
Summer program visitors: 3,000
Estimated expenditures by students and visitors: $3,700,000
The college’s OneCard ID system allows students to make purchases at participating Northampton businesses using a debit feature associated with their Smith ID cards. In 2011–12 Smith students spent $47,925 with Northampton merchants through this program.
Real estate taxes: $515,657
Water and sewer charges: $719,438
Waste removal—paid to City of Northampton Landfill: $326
Permits—paid to City of Northampton: $36,245
Licenses and inspections—paid to City of Northampton: $12,120
Smith is Northampton's largest taxpayer.
Member contribution: $20,000
In-kind contribution: $7,500