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Thursday, 16 February 2023 14:00

Sporting events contribute $28.7M to Kalamazoo economy

Visitors traveling to Kalamazoo to participate in sporting events spent $28.7 million last year, as sports tourism locally returned to pre-pandemic levels.

Published in Economic Development
Tuesday, 19 April 2022 11:45

Report: Sports tourism returns to pre-pandemic levels in Kalamazoo 

The city of Kalamazoo generated $15.4 million in economic impact from more than 40 different local, regional and national sporting events held in 2021, according to a new report. 

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 27 March 2022 18:19

Leisure, sports travel fuel hotel occupancy uptick after pandemic decline

Hospitality executives see positive signs of leisure travel activity increasing across West Michigan, though corporate travel still lags pre-pandemic levels.

Sunday, 30 January 2022 18:38

FROM INTERN TO OWNER: Colopy takes reins of amateur baseball teams in Kalamazoo, Battle Creek

After serving as a college intern for the Northwoods League, Brian Colopy now owns two franchises in the collegiate summer baseball league.

Published in Economic Development
Wednesday, 02 June 2021 10:22

West Michigan hotel stays expected to pick up this summer as biz travel still lags

West Michigan tourism officials are reporting upward trends in travel and hotel stays as COVID-19 restrictions lift, and leaders are optimistic about the local tourism economy for the rest of the summer.

Sunday, 31 January 2021 18:29

Economic development leadership changes could lend ‘fresh eyes’ to mission

West Michigan economic development organizations are in a transition period — much like the industry itself during the COVID-19 pandemic — as multiple agencies take on new leadership.

Published in Economic Development

Sunday, 17 January 2021 12:19

Kalamazoo tourism official discusses new role, preparing for post-COVID comeback

After ping-ponging around the globe in various professional roles, Jane Ghosh finally ended up back in Kalamazoo, where her new job involves promoting the city she calls home. In December, Ghosh was named the new president and CEO of Discover Kalamazoo, which promotes tourism to Kalamazoo County. With an economics degree from Harvard University, Ghosh has marketing experience with titans like Johnson & Johnson and Kellogg Company. She will apply that experience to help raise the profile of Kalamazoo in a time when dining, entertainment and many other forms of hospitality have slowed during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Published in Economic Development
Monday, 14 December 2020 17:14

Discover Kalamazoo announces Jane Ghosh as new president and CEO

KALAMAZOO — Discover Kalamazoo has announced its new president and CEO on the heels of a transitional period for the organization.

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 27 September 2020 18:05

‘No path back to normal:’ Hotel industry on edge as summer tourism boost wanes

Occupancy rates are slowly inching back up, but regional tourism leaders say it will take years for hotels to make up for lost profits caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Friday, 12 January 2018 14:18

Southwest Michigan First, Discover Kalamazoo resolve dispute over use of 269

A nearly year-long federal court case between two Kalamazoo-area economic development organizations over the use various iterations of “269” in publications and marketing materials has been dismissed.

Published in Breaking News
Friday, 28 April 2017 12:56

WHO OWNS 269? Discover Kalamazoo sues Southwest Michigan First over magazine title

Two Southwest Michigan economic development organizations have taken to federal court to argue over who gets the right to use the term “269.”

Published in Breaking News