Episode 1

Published on:

19th Jul 2021

Tourism and the Economy in Michigan’s Thumb

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: https://edascc.com/quality-of-life/living-here/

Discover the Blue: https://www.bluewater.org/

Pure Michigan: https://www.michigan.org/

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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About the Podcast

Our Shoreline - Your Horizon
Economic Development News from Dan Casey
Welcome to Our Shoreline, Your Horizon, a podcast by Dan Casey featuring business and economic development news from St. Clair County, MI. Stretch your horizons in the beautiful shoreline communities of St. Clair County, home to one of the nation's busiest international border crossings. Learn more at www.EDAscc.com