University & Businesses Discuss Downtown Engagement Efforts


Thirty representatives from downtown businesses gathered with University staff and administration on Friday, May 11 to discuss University-downtown engagement, a follow-up to a meeting that took place a year ago when the Office of Community Relations first launched efforts to increase connections with downtown venues. 

Undertaken in cooperation with community and campus partners (University’s Small Business Development Center, Student Affairs and Parent Relations Offices as well as Scranton Tomorrow and the Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce), these efforts have included special events and promotions to raise the awareness of students, faculty, staff and parents with downtown Scranton offerings.

Download the May 2012 University-Downtown Engagement Initiative presentation that summarizes these efforts. Click here to view the Scranton Times Tribune article, "University Lays Out Initiative to Boost Student Traffic Downtown" on the meeting.  Below find several additional links highlighting this initiative.  

For more information, visit our Opportunities for Downtown and Area Businesses page.  Downtown businesses interested in participating in these types of initiatives can contact or call 570-941-4419.