CGFest Economics

The cancellation of the 2020 Coast Guard Festival is one more blow to local businesses, which rely on tourism dollars to stay afloat.

The cancellation of this year’s Coast Guard Festival is one more blow to local businesses that rely on tourism to pay the bills.

“This is just one more thing in the long line of challenges that we’re facing,” said Joy Gaasch, president of the Grand Haven-Spring Lake-Ferrysburg Chamber of Commerce. “Because tourism is such an important part of our community’s economy, anything that diminishes the number of folks that are going to be traveling, staying, visiting, it has a huge impact on us.”

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