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.
By: Rachael Schuit, Up North Live Northern Michigan is known for high level athletic events such as the Iceman Cometh Challenge, the North American VASA…