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ASU's economic impact for Albany could grow

By Wainwright Jeffers - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Albany State University already has a huge impact on our area's economy, University leaders want to grow that.

They're teaming up with a couple of Albany hotels to offer incentives to bring more people to town for University events.

An agreement to make Holiday Inn and Country Inn and Suites host hotels could help homecoming and other events grow.

"The hotels have given really competitive rates for the ASU alums to stay at their hotels," said Cliff Porter, VP of Institutional Development.

The hotels will work with the university to offer good rates for any event the school will host for the next year.

Natasha Golden is the sales manager for Country Inn and Suites.

"We're really excited because Albany State is the heart of Albany, ASU has the huge economic impact in this city," said Golden

"We have different academic events going on through the year like conferences and workshops," said Porter.

Golden said groups in town for university events will get deals based on the amount of rooms they reserve.

That could be just the thing to get people to Albany and keep them coming back.

Country Inn said they're ready to welcome Albany State guests or anyone to the City of Albany.

"It shows that Albany is embracing itself as a college town and embracing Albany State," said Porter.

The Golden Rams homecoming generates about $4.5 million for Albany and Dougherty County, more than any other single event each year.

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