Students from the University of Delaware School of Policy and Administration will survey Rehoboth Beach businesses beginning at 11 a.m. Oct. 21 as part of a Rehoboth Beach Main Street Economic Vitality Committee initiative.

Survey data will be shared with city leadership and downtown businesses and will be used as a resource for future vision implementation and business development. Participation is encouraged.

The students are enrolled within the UD Contemporary Policy Issues, Public Policy Senior Capstone Course with Professor Jonathan B. Justice, according to Ryan Schwamberger. They have been working with Karen Falk, executive director of RBMS, with appointments at the UD Newark Campus, conference calls and FaceTime meetings with committee meeting and a recent site visit to downtown Rehoboth Beach.

“This survey opportunity became available to RBMS early summer 2018,” said Schwamberger. “The UD class commenced Aug. 4 and students have completed research to compile bullet point questions related to conducting business in the downtown commercial district. Question topics will range from downtown business economy to tourism trends, and the students look forward to receiving feedback from business owners and managers on Sunday, Oct. 21. They will be easily identifiable, wearing white shirts with the RBMS logo and a ‘UD Student Survey’ header. Success from this survey will help economic vitality within our city, and will be reflected within their final grades, so participation is highly appreciated.”

This will be the first of three surveys from the UD Contemporary Policy Issues, Public Policy Senior Capstone Course. Two more surveys will be planned in 2019 and will focus on residents and visitors to Rehoboth Beach.

For more, or to schedule a survey appointment, call 227-2772.