Items Tagged with 'West Michigan Sports Commission'

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Summer Games hosting Opening Ceremony

June 21, 2018
The Opening Ceremony for an Olympic-style event in West Michigan is Friday. Read More

National weightlifting event pushes $739K into economy

June 12, 2018
Downtown is hosting a national weightlifting event this week. Read More

State Games’ impact expected to hit $4M

Olympic-style event will feature 39 sports at 50 venues in West Michigan.

June 1, 2018
In less than three weeks, the cauldron will be lit, signifying the start of one of the largest sporting events in the state of Michigan. Read More

Grand Rapids hosting lacrosse invitational

May 8, 2018
Although summer is weeks away, thousands of lacrosse fans are expected to swarm Grand Rapids this week. Read More

Inside Track: A passion for sports

For 10 years, West Michigan Sports Commission president has helped region become a go-to destination for youth, amateur sports.

March 16, 2018
For Mike Guswiler, the 2018 Winter Olympics brought back memories. Read More

Record attendance drives hotel revenue

Rise in daily room rates, entertainment options attributed to number of hotel rooms booked.

February 16, 2018
(As seen on WZZM TV 13) Kent County’s hotel revenue saw an increase of 6.8 percent in 2017. The percentage growth has not been as large as in past years, but the record revenue of nearly $211 million can be attributed to several factors. Read More

Sports tourism revenue reaches new heights

Visitor spending pumped $61.1 million into West Michigan economy last year, according to sports commission.

January 26, 2018
Revenues from sports tourism have soared, creating a ripple effect on the West Michigan economy. Read More

Impact of community partnerships is undeniable

January 26, 2018
Constant attention to new or renewal developments — the latest condo or retail project in the central city — often overshadows some of the projects that become map makers for the metro area. Read More

Lodging tax revenue sees unexpected increase

More funding will be sent to Kent County’s destination marketing organization.

December 8, 2017
An unanticipated amount of tax revenue from Kent County’s lodging excise tax will result in more funds appropriated to Experience Grand Rapids. Read More

Region’s pitch lands international sports competitions

August 11, 2017
The West Michigan Sports Commission is bringing another $2.2 million in economic impact to the region. Read More