I eagerly read the article on "Why Do People Come to Bend," in today's Bulletin.
So much work, so little revealed.
Did any of you find anything surprising in the results?
People come to Bend for leisure/recreation? Really?
I suppose it had to be done, but I think I could have constructed a similar graph out of pure guesswork.
Anyway, the only real number that I raised my eyebrows over was that the #1 place people visited was Downtown Bend, at 58%; followed by the Old Mill District, at 44%. Even more than all of the outdoor and sightseeing sights.
The other number that seemed interesting to me was the separation between Recreation and Visiting friends and family; in talking to customers, I think this is most often a combination.
What can I glean from this?
I want to stay in Downtown, but I already knew that.
1 week ago