MSU Extension’s tourism team works statewide addressing community needs and interests in leveraging assets and resources for tourism development. A variety of programs exist to assist a community or region in becoming a destination or launch initiatives to strengthen existing tourism offerings. Programs are specifically designed to involve local leaders and stakeholders in a collaborative process for developing regional synergies and inclusiveness, exploring niche markets and/or capitalizing on the results of community assessments by first-time visitors. Ultimately, programs can form the basis for future development, spawn local leadership, and strengthen community vitality.
- Increase awareness of assets and opportunities.
- Increase knowledge of best practices, trends and changes.
- Develop new leadership roles, opportunities and action items.
- Foster new collaborations and plans among stakeholders to advance community driven tourism.
Published on February 4, 2021
Learn all there is to love about Belle Isle in this free family friendly webinar.
First-time visitor perspectives become the catalysts needed to spawn change just in time for the novel coronavirus pandemic
Published on January 29, 2021
City of Laingsburg, MI acts on tourism assessment results, which helps prepare them for unpredictable changes related to the pandemic, downtown business, and web presence.
Published on January 22, 2021
Multi-topic series explores sustainability actions for home and community.
Published on December 9, 2020
Gillian Chirillo’s involvement in clubs and networking opportunities has strengthened her connections to the sustainability professionals she wants to work with.
Published on November 20, 2020
How did consumer food purchasing habits change in 2020 and what does it mean for the future?