In 2018, the Michigan Legislature appropriated $10 million to establish the Northern Michigan Regional Tourism and Sports Fund and to create the Great Lakes Sports Commission.

Sport is big business. Michigan’s sport and outdoor recreation economy generates an estimated $26 billion each year, supporting over 232,000 direct jobs and $2.1 billion in state and local tax revenue.

Focused on promoting sports, recreation, and tourism, the GLSC hopes to further enhance communities across Northern Michigan.

Recent articles

Sports Commission Announces Support for Two Elite Events

Assists with financing World Cup ski jumping and national equestrian events that will attract thousands to Michigan LANSING, Mich. - The Great Lakes Sports Commission (GLSC)…

Northern Michigan Sports Commission Gets Started, Aims High

Featured on - The Ticker: Traverse City News & Events By Ross Boissoneau | Dec. 11, 2019 When former Governor Rick Snyder signed two supplemental…

Michigan Invests in Sports and Outdoor Recreation, Competitive World Cup Skiing Returns

LANSING, Mich., August 14, 2019 – Federation of International Skiing (FIS) Race Director Walter Hofer and Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced today the commitment to bring…

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