USA Hockey event projected to generate $2 million in economic impact

Rapid Growth Media | By: Deshia Dunn

What comes to mind when thinking of Grand Rapids? Perhaps its notoriety for Art Prize, Beer City, or much historically, Furniture City. However, Grand Rapids as a sports tourism destination is slowly developing with the help of the West Michigan Sports Commission (WMSC). Over the last 12 years, the nonprofit’s efforts to elevate the sports industry in Grand Rapids and West Michigan has greatly impacted the economy –– so much that by the end of 2018, sports tourism in the city generated $51.8 million.

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Media Contacts

West Michigan Sports Commission:

Katy Tigchelaar

Kim Skeltis, Blue Blaze PR

Meijer State Games of Michigan:

Eric Engelbarts, II

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