National Tourism Week - What's the Economic Impact of Tourism on Northern Minnesota?

May 6, 2019

Executive Director of Visit Grand Rapids Megan Christianson was back with us today to talk about the impact of tourism on our local communities. 

For instance in Itasca County's gross sales from Minnesota's leisure industry was over $75 million dollars.  Crow Wing over $233 million, Beltrami over $102 million and Hubbard over $36 million. 

She also reminded us that there are lots of things to do in neighboring towns - trails, restaurants, events, lakes, fish - all pretty close to home. 

Take a listen to our conversation!