Tourism and the Economy in Michigan’s Thumb
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Dan speaks with Marci Fogal, President of the Blue Water Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, about tourism growth in the region and how it benefits the area's economy.

Learn more on the EDA's website:

Discover the Blue:

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Today, we discussed:

  • Shoreline communities in the Thumb Area of Michigan
  • Communities within 1 hour from Detroit,
  • The resort atmosphere of the Blue Water Area
  • Attractions and amenities in waterfront communities
  • Small towns with big city amenities
  • The 75 beaches in the region
  • Freighter watching
  • Mackinac Sailboat Race, Rockin' the Plaza, Offshore Power Boat Racing
  • Bridge to Bay Trail - hundreds of miles of hiking and biking trails
  • Fishing tournaments - DNR - hunting - bass fishery
  • Marinas and boating in the region

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