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Back to School

In Towson, the college students are back, and so is business

In Towson, the college students are back, and so is business

For shops and restaurants near Towson's colleges, the summer lull is over.

Classes have resumed at Towson University and Goucher College, re-energizing the nearby businesses, said Baltimore County Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Keith Scott.

"It creates a sense of optimism and hope," he said.

By one Towson University calculation, the college's students spend an average of $323 million on food, entertainment, health care, rentals, retail, transportation and utilities each year.

Towson certainly seems busier when school is back in session, said David Grossman, a professor of international business and marketing at Goucher.

"We've got...

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