Summer Citizens leave strong impact on local economy

You will soon be seeing them at the tennis courts, in local restaurants, and attending local cultural offerings. They are the Summer Citizens who will once again be coming to Cache Valley from Arizona and other warmer places to spend several weeks this summer.

Linda D’Addabbo, Summer Citizens coordinator with offices at the USU Conference Center, says the visitors keep coming back because they like the climate, the people and the fact that there are a lot of interesting things to do.

She says while they are here the Summer Citizens contribute a great deal to the local economy.

“The Summer Citizens program received an Economic Impact Award through the Cache Chamber of Commerce in the 2015 year,” says D’Addabbo. “It was awarded to the program in January at their annual banquet.

“We estimated last summer that it was $4.5 million that the community and the university benefited, including apartment complexes, the medical and dental community, the merchants in town.”

She says this is the 40th anniversary year for the Summer Citizens program and there will be a celebration on June 22nd. D’Addabbo says the public will be invited to attend.

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