City Collaborates with Student Leaders at WSU-TC
The economic development staff met with the student leadership at Washington State University’s Tri-Cities campus to discuss the uses and things they would like to see in Richland. The energy and collaboration in the room generated a lot of fantastic ideas. Ideas that staff will be incorporating into their recruitment materials, marketing pieces and conversations with current and future businesses in Richland.
The students indicated strong interest in having more Coug themed venues in Richland where students could go and have a cup of coffee, ice cream or other snacks, and an atmosphere conducive to studying or having a meeting. They mentioned that they would enjoy having more places to go during the evening and night time hours because there are many night classes offered at the campus and often a significant break between so having a place to go between classes was of interest. Other specific things on their wish list were Instagram worthy art to photograph, family friendly venues with entertainment, child care, live music, quick access to food and beverages, late hours and many more great ideas. WSU-TC and their students are very important to the city and we hope to incorporate their feedback into our planning efforts wherever possible, and look forward to more successful meetings in the future!