Cancelled Summer Events Exacting Economic Toll on Chicago Economy

Chicago, IL; June 9, 2020 — Businesses across Chicago began to reopen last week after more than two months of COVID-19 stay-at-home orders. There are still tough times ahead for the city’s economy, however. A major announcement from the Mayor’s office today officially cancelled a number of popular summer events. “Lollapalooza, the Taste of Chicago, […]

2018 Tourism-Related Benefits in the Washtenaw County Economy

Destination Ann Arbor (formerly the Washtenaw County Convention and Visitors Bureau/WCCVB or Ann Arbor Area Convention and Visitors Bureau/AAACVB) is a nonprofit organization tasked with enhancing the economy of Washtenaw County communities by promoting the area as a tourist destination. As part of this effort, Destination Ann Arbor commissioned Anderson Economic Group (AEG) to update its economic impact study […]

2018 Tourism-Related Benefits in the Greater Lansing Economy

The Greater Lansing Convention and Visitors Bureau (GLCVB) is responsible for marketing the region as a travel destination in order to positively impact the area’s economy. The GLCVB retained Anderson Economic Group to analyze the region’s tourism sector and to determine the economic benefits that tourism brings to the area for 2018. AEG previously conducted […]

Economic Impact of Beer Tourism in Kent County, Michigan

Grand Rapids, Michigan is home to nearly 40 popular breweries. The first and most well-known is Founders Brewing Company, which was established in 1997. Over the next decade and a half, a number of breweries opened, and the city was voted Beer City USA in 2012 and 2013. In 2016 and 2017, USA Today readers […]

America’s Urban Campus: The Economic, Social, and Cultural Contribution of Chicago’s Colleges and Universities

America’s Urban Campus (AUC) is a consortium of all major colleges and universities in the city of Chicago, including at the time of this report 22 institutions spanning from City Colleges to the School of the Art Institute to the University of Chicago. AUC retained Anderson Economic Group to analyze and provide a report on […]

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