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Liberty University’s Economic Impact Wide-Reaching Throughout the Lynchburg Metropolitan Statistical Area
As its more than 7,000-acre campus continues to thrive, Liberty University’s economic value to the greater Lynchburg area has increased exponentially, according to a recent study commissioned by the university through Mangum Economic Consulting LLC, based in Richmond, Va.
The impact of the university, founded in 1971, is felt throughout the Lynchburg Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) — also known as Region 2000 — including the surrounding counties of Amherst, Bedford, Campbell, and Appomattox, which has a total estimated population of nearly 250,000 according to a 2009 census.
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The Liberty University football team will make its first-ever FCS playoff appearance on Saturday against James Madison University.
The game will be played at 4 p.m. at Bridgeforth Stadium in Harrisonburg. The game will be broadcast on ESPN3.