COVID-19 in College Towns – Unique Impacts and Recovery Strategies
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State College, PA
Assistant City Manager
About the webinar
Many US college towns are acquainted with the slowdown of local businesses in summertime, as students have completed the school year and returned to their hometowns. However, the coronavirus pandemic has exacerbated that reality by shutting down businesses and forcing students to leave campuses starting in the month of March. Local government leaders needed to mitigate the income loss for local businesses, landlords, residents and college personnel, and concurrently consider the impact of COVID-19 on city income tax.
This webinar focuses on COVID-19’s unique economic impact on college towns and recovery strategies, data insights, and ideas for resource collaboration.
Tom, Steve and Eric each share their unique COVID-19 response efforts and how plans towards the reopening of the economy and colleges. These include:
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