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Focus group looks to improve looks of downtown Albany

By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - A downtown survey will give ASU students valuable learning experience while determining what downtown workers what to see in the area.

Students in Albany State University's research methods course will help the city set up a focus group. They'll meet next week to talk about what will keep people downtown after hours, the area's strengths and weaknesses, and how downtown can be improved. That focus group will help come up with questions for a survey.

"These focus groups will ask a series of questions and have deep discussion in order to create the surveys so we fist need to do the focus groups and I would say in a few weeks after the focus groups take place they will put together a survey that will go out to all employees," said Monique Broughton, Downtown Manager's Assistant.

Students will then ask downtown employees the survey questions. If you want to participate in one of the focus groups Monday, Tuesday, or Thursday night from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM contact the city managers office. City officials expect the information will give them a better insight in how to recruit and retain downtown business.

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