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VSU Orientation boosts economy

June 13, 2007

Valdosta - Valdosta State University is giving a boost to the economy.

Nearly three thousand students and their families will be on campus this month for Freshman Orientation.

The students and their parents will shop, stay in hotels, and eat at the cities restaurants.

City officials say its all part of a valuable relationship between the city and the school that boosts the economy.  "VSU is unique that not only does it bring more students down here who rent apartments and homes and spend money in the retail areas and they work a lot in our retail areas," says Ruby Riesinger, Economic Development Director.

Orientation will continue until the last weekend of June.

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