Area Colleges Survey Students on Downtown Spending & Perceptions
Earlier this year, the eight colleges and universities in Lackawanna County surveyed students regarding their perceptions and patronage of downtown Scranton venues for dining, shopping, cultural events and entertainment. The survey is aimed at stimulating conversation on ways the downtown merchants can increase business with the college market segment and ways the colleges and universities can encourage students to participate in events downtown.
Based on the survey, the 14,026 students of the eight colleges in Lackawanna County report spending an average total of more than $3.6 million monthly in the local economy. $1.4 million of that can be attributed to University of Scranton students.
Learn more about University of Scranton initiatives undertaken to spur collaboration with downtown businesses.
The Universities and Colleges that participated in the survey include:
Baptist Bible College & Seminary
Penn State Worthington Scranton
The Commonwealth Medical College
The University of Scranton
The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce
(Photo Courtesy of Eileen Barrett Notarianni)
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