Pittsburgh Consumers Will Soon Have $20 BILLION to Spend

Updated: Apr 3


Roughly 9 of 10 households could receive a recovery rebate of some amount under the newly passed economic stimulus law. But what will consumers do with that money? Our friends at CivicScience wrote an interesting article about if/how people were planning on spending their “Coronavirus Stimulus” money.



If we are to believe the poll respondents, 31% will “Invest or Save it”. Yeah, right! But let’s go with those numbers and see what it could mean to local businesses in the Pittsburgh Metro.


Here are some rough estimates:


  • 1.1M Households in the Pittsburgh DMA

  • Roughly 90% qualify – 990,000 Households

  • Single taxpayer gets $1,200 in their Stimulus check

  • Head of Household gets $1,200

  • Couples filing jointly gets $2,400 (more with dependent children)

  • Let’s just call the “AVERAGE STIMULUS CHECK” $2,000

  • 990,000 Households receiving $2,000 = $19,800,000,000


Nearly $20 BILLION will be pouring into the Pittsburgh market in the next few weeks. Where will people spend their money?

  • Are you a Banker, Investment/Insurance Broker? That 32% is roughly $6.2 billion

  • Do you have a Debt Consolidation business?

  • What are “necessities”? Clothing, Furniture, Home Improvements …


IS YOUR BUSINESS READY TO CAPITALIZE ON THIS MONEY COMING INTO THE MARKET?


Maybe not today, but TOMORROW IS COMING. Be sure to do what the best marketers understand – keep you message in front of consumers BEFORE they’re ready to buy. ( To read the entire article, click here).



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