EDA University Center for
Regional Economic Innovation

Ecotourism in the UP

Project Details

Student-Led, Faculty-Guided Project - Spring, 2017

Authors: Jonathan Lenonien, Michigan Technological University

Summary

A student research team at Michigan Tech researched and developed an inventory of the Upper Peninsula's eco-tourism resources and gaps. They compared these with similar successful eco-tourism regions and suggested a stronger business model.

Author

Jonathan LeinonenJonathan Leinonen, Michigan Technological University

Jonathan Leinonen teaches in the School of Business and Economics at Michigan Technological University. For more than 20 years, his focus is technology startup and commercialization for statewide economic development in collaboration with university faculty and students and community entrepreneurs. He bridges relationships among Michigan’s Small Business Development Center, SmartZone and statewide economic development networks to provide resources for startup to mid-size companies. Jonathan holds degrees from Michigan Tech and the University of Michigan.


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