Current Issues Affecting Michigan Local Governments: Tourism Area Life Cycles for Preventing Destination Decline – The Importance of Public and Private Sector Partnerships for Tourism Development

Feb. 6, 2020
10-11 a.m.

This program is an online webinar. The webinar link will be sent out following registration. 

Presentation by:

  • Andy Northrop, Statewide Extension Educator, Community Vitality, Tourism

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:

Elected and appointed officials at all levels of local government, as well as interested local government staff and residents.

DESCRIPTION:

Have you ever considered that your community may have limits to growth and attractiveness as a destination? Have you wondered just where the tipping point is for a destination and how to navigate the challenges of too much tourism or too little?

Communities across Michigan are destinations for millions of visitors each year, but challenges exist for the public and private sector vested in sustaining them. This webinar will focus on the Tourism Area Life Cycle (TALC) model. Participants will learn the TALC stages and their importance for public/private partnerships when striving for growth and avoiding decline. A summary of research and best practices will provide public and private sector participants with strategies for fostering sustainable tourism development.

Cost: Free

Potential Future Topics

  • Assessing and Addressing Local Service Needs
  • Road and Transportation Funding
  • Public Engagement on “Wicked” Issues
  • Strategic Planning in Local Government
  • Fiscal Sustainability
  • Engaging the Public in the Budget Process 
For information on this webinar series, or to view previous webinars, visit the program page: http://msue.anr.msu.edu/program/info/current_issues_affecting_michigan_local_governments_webinar_series? 
Registration

Registration for Current Issues Affecting Michigan Local Governments: Tourism Area Life Cycles for Preventing Destination Decline – The Importance of Public and Private Sector Partnerships for Tourism Development is open.

Registration closes at 11:59 p.m. on February 6, 2020.

Accommodations

Michigan State University is committed to providing equal opportunity for participation in all programs, services and activities. Accommodations for persons with disabilities may be requested by contacting the event contact two weeks prior to the start of the event. Requests received after this date will be honored whenever possible.

Contact Information

For more information, contact Eric Walcott at walcott3@msu.edu or 517-353-9106.