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Old 05-05-2010, 05:18 PM
 
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While LU might not be everyones's favorite university it is undeniable that the school has had a large and positive impact on the economy of the Lynchburg area. LU had a consultant produce the analysis.

http://www.liberty.edu/media/1617/ap.../EIAreport.pdf
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Old 05-05-2010, 11:09 PM
 
Location: Lynchburg
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It's undeniable that LU's presence impacts the Lynchburg economy in a huge way. 12,000 students and thier visiting families contribute greatly to tax revenue the city recieves as well as supporting all the various businesses in town. I would like to think that without a large school like LU, Lynchburg today would be in similar economic shape as Danville.

Ok, maybe not quite that bad
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Old 05-06-2010, 06:11 AM
 
Location: Roanoke VA
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The economic impact on Lynchburg with LU has been positive with new Hotels, restaurants, retail, jobs, etc. Due to yesterdays' local elections it is odd LU students did not make much of an impact on the outcome of some local seats. I guess the LU students are only interested in national political events such as the Tea Party wing of the Republican Party. I think they are beginning to scare the locals so more people are going out to vote! LOL!!!
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Old 05-06-2010, 09:08 AM
 
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Probably a positive impact in some areas and a negative impact on other areas
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Old 05-06-2010, 10:27 AM
 
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I think the election showed that LU students are much like students at other schools--not all that interested in local issues. This was part of the growing pains of the city and school getting used to dealing with issues between the two. Town-gown relations are not always smooth in most college towns.
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