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Laura Berarducci

Ann Arbor Area Convention and Visitors Bureau

Nearly 4 million people visited Washtenaw County in 2016, according to data collected for that year by a Michigan-based research and consulting firm.  That translates into $1.1 billion dollars in total economic output and nearly 9,000 jobs.

89.1 WEMU’S Lisa Barry spoke with the marketing director for the Ann Arbor Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, Laura Berarducci, about the economic impact of tourism on the county.

Ann Arbor Film Festival

The Ann Arbor Film Festival is the longest running independent and experimental film festival in North America.  In its 54th year, it continues to impact the local economy.

Winter Classic at Michigan Stadium
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Football is coming to the Big House this weekend. A sold out crowd of over 100,000 will be on hand to see a game much different than what is played on Saturday afternoons in the fall.