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Penn State Professor Launches Survey To Identify State College Business Needs

Have you ever wished to see more iconic brands and businesses come to State College? If your answer is yes, then this survey may be worth your time.

Penn State Smeal College of Business real estate professor Mallory Meehan is conducting a survey to obtain market data to identify business needs that the State College area has. The study, called “Building a Better State College”, can be accessed here.

“The goal of this research is to provide market data to businesses, service providers, entrepreneurs, landlords, etc. to help enhance State College into a more enriching, satisfying and desirable place to live and visit,” the front page of the survey says.

The survey starts by asking what industries come to mind when thinking about “business in State College.” It moves along by asking about the participant’s level of satisfaction with a few different industries in the area, such as dining, retail shopping, entertainment, and more.

After that, the study asks what types of restaurants, retail stores, grocery stores, and entertainment options the participant would like to add as offerings in State College. The survey then finishes by asking the participant what other types of business and services should be added when thinking about what’s missing from State College.

If you have any questions about the study, you can contact Meehan by email or phone.

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