Ask Jeff Dobie what Northern Illinois University means to his business, and the pub owner…
Jam-packed restaurants and saloons on game nights. Vendors hawking their wares outside Wrigley Field. Out-of-town visitors crowding Chicago hotels.
With the Chicago Cubs making an extended post-season playoff run, you’d think the local economy would stand to be a big winner, right? The NIU Newsroom put that question to Brian Richard, assistant director of NIU’s Center for Governmental Studies and an expert on economic development.
Turns out, there’s likely to be both economic winners and losers. See Richard’s answer in the accompanying Speak Your Mind video.