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Attention Cities Under 1,500: Assess Your Tourism Potential!

by Dawn Hegland on April 29th, 2013

Calling small Minnesota communities:  Assess Your Tourism Potential

open signThe University of Minnesota is seeking non-metro communities and townships of less than 1,500 for a special project over the next 18 months aimed at boosting a community’s long-term destination appeal. This project will help small communities across Minnesota discover opportunities to develop community assets for sustainable tourism. 

Why?  Expanding regional assets can attract more visitors or keep them longer in your region. The Minnesota Sustainable Tourism Assessment for Small Communities project combines the Tourism Center’s proven tourism assessment tools with community visits.  The project is sponsored by the University’s Regional Sustainable Development Partnerships and Tourism Center.

The UMVRDC is here to help! We have tourism planners and community development planners on staff that can assist you with this project, and we’d love to help! Contact Kristi Fernholz at 320-289-1981 ext 6 or Kristi.fernholz@umvrdc.org or Jenifer Fadness at 320-289-1981 ext 5  or Jenifer.fadness@umvrdc.org for more information.

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