Sports commission reaps record tourism numbers
Grand Rapids Business Journal | By Danielle Nelson
The West Michigan Sports Commission had a record-breaking year in 2019.
The sports nonprofit hosted the most youth and amateur sporting events in its history. There were 99 events that attracted the most athletes and visitors in a year at 230,382. Those events generated $54.3 million in estimated direct visitor spending and filled a record 50,245 hotel room nights.