While many groups received positive news last week about the legislature reaching a supplemental budget for certain line items, Pure Michigan did not.
Currently, Pure Michigan funding has been completely cut from the budget for the 2019-2020 fiscal year.
This represents $37.5 million dollars for tourism promotion for our state.
This nationally recognized award-winning program began in 2006 and is responsible for $1 billion in sales for the hospitality and tourism industry.
The golf industry in Michigan now has a $4.2 billion economic impact and represents over 60,000 jobs. Without the continued funding of the Pure Michigan promotional program, this economic status will falter and employment will fall.
The veto of the Pure Michigan funding directly impacts the golf industry, your golf course, and tourism across our state. Please contact Governor Whitmer and her administration today and urge her to work with legislators to create a supplemental budget to continue funding Pure Michigan.
Earlier this year, we updated you on the agreement between the State and five Michigan Tribes that have governed Tribal commercial and sportfishing in the northern Great Lakes for the last 20 years. (The map below shows the Tribal areas.) That agreement was set to expire on August 8 of this year and … [Read More...]
Explore Michigan's thousands of miles of shoreline
The Michigan Charter Boat Association represents over 600 professional captains that serve over 100 ports in Michigan. As one of Michigan's largest recreational organizations, member captains operate fishing charters on the Great Lakes, River Guides on Michigan's thousands of miles of steams and rivers, Sail boat charters out of many Michigan ports of call, Scuba Dive charters in Michigan's shipwreck dive preserves, and scenic cruises exploring the beauty of Michigan's shoreline, lighthouses, or a lake vacation adventure. These businesses contribute to Michigan's tourism economy and are vital to the region. Michigan Charter Boat Association Captains and their vessels meet all state and federal laws.