GRBJ: Sports commission expects to bring 80 events in 2017
By Jessie O'Brien | Grand Rapids Business Journal/WZZM
GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. - With 2017 rapidly approaching, West Michigan Sports Commission president Mike Guswiler made a confident claim: “It’s going to be a good year.”
The WMSC celebrates its 10th year of operations in the coming year, and in that time, the commission estimates a cumulative economic impact of about $240 million in direct visitor spending. But this coming year, in which the WMSC has secured several national and world events coming to the region for the first time, might be the biggest yet for sports in the region.