Businesses Welcome Economic Boost From College Graduations

Businesses Welcome Economic Boost From College Graduations

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You don't need a business degree to understand how college graduations can help out the local economy.

As Clarkson University workers put the finishing touches on their graduation stage in the Cheel Arena.

Businesses in Potsdam and other towns are also making preparations.

They want to be ready for proud families that need a place to stay, eat and shop.

“Commencement, especially with four universities in an area of 11 miles, it certainly causes an impact on the local community and the local businesses, especially hospitality type of businesses,” said Marylee Ballou, Potsdam Chamber of Commerce executive director.

Next weekend, St. Lawrence University and SUNY Potsdam will hold graduation ceremonies.

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