The source for these figures is The Economic Impact of Coastal Carolina University on the South Carolina and Grand Strand Economics released in June 2017 by Robert Salvino, Ph.D., and Trevor Tarleton, MBA, and the report on Coastal Carolina Summer Orientations Impact. Salvino is CCU’s research economist and associate director of the Grant Center for Real Estate and Economic Development. Tarleton is the research assistant of the Grant Center. Salvino provides economic analysis for various industries, nonprofit organizations and government agencies. He has most recently been working with members of the real estate industry in the coastal region of South Carolina to develop new programs in commercial and investment real estate for the E. Craig Wall Sr. College of Business Administration and for industry professionals. His research has been published in the Review of Law and Economics, Applied Economics, Journal of Entrepreneurship and Public Policy and other journals and books.