ERIC Number: ED045232
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1966-Jun
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Project '80, Rural Michigan Now and in 1980; Michigan's Outdoor Recreation and Tourism.
Milstein, David N.
Michigan is widely recognized as a traditional leader in outdoor recreation and tourism. Its location and resources provide many comparative advantages toward attracting visitors. State spending for outdoor recreation amounted to $95 million over the decade ending in 1960. State and Federal policies and programs are likely to emphasize outdoor recreation and tourism much more than in the past. Of the factors affecting the future of this industry, population of the prime market area may well be the most important. The future population mix will heavily emphasize the demand patterns of the very young and the old. Technological and cultural changes will broaden the range of choice in leisure activities. The greatest shifts in land use are likely to be in areas relatively accessible to metropolitan population centers. The public sector can most strongly influence emerging patterns of development in 2 major ways: indirectly through public regulation of activities, such as careful zoning; and directly via public development of scenic roads, parks, and regional interpretive complexes. Imaginative programs appear crucial if Michigan is to maintain or expand its share of Upper Great Lakes tourism and outdoor recreation in the face of growing competition. Related documents are ED 023 834 and RC 004 843. (AN)
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Authoring Institution: Michigan State Univ., East Lansing. Agricultural Experiment Station.
Identifiers - Location: Michigan