Jonathan Leinonen has received a $2,500 grant to support a student research study of eco-tourism in the Upper Peninsula. The grant comes from the US Economic Development Administration-funded University Center for Regional Economic Innovation (REI) at the Michigan State Universityy Center for Community and Economic Development.
With Leinonen as faculty advisor, the Michigan Tech student team will collect data on eco-tourism resources and gaps in the UP, compare with successful eco-tourism regions and recommend a stronger business model.
The students are business management, engineering management and marketing majors in a spring semester class called Business Development Experiences.
– Jenn Donovan, Tech Today