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Manistee County Economic Development

Suburban Inns Hotel Project Will Help Shape Manistee Area Prosperity for Decades

Recently, the Manistee Planning Commission unanimously approved plans for a destination hotel on a Lake Michigan parcel.  The Chamber thanks business owners and community leaders for their overwhelming support of this project.  Over 40 businesses representing over 1,950 local employees signed a support letter, and many business leaders added their voices in other ways.  

Thanks also to the many people who played a part in this victory: the Manistee Planning Commission members, County Planning Department staff, City Staff, County Commission and City Council members, Chamber of Commerce board members, Manistee Manufacturers Council, and the developers at Suburban Inns and Pioneer Construction.  

“This developer, this hotel project, will place our community on a path towards prosperity for the next 20 to 30 plus years,” stated Stacie Bytwork, President and CEO of the Manistee Area Chamber of Commerce.  “We are fortunate to have them in our business community and invested in our area’s future.”  

The project will have a tremendous economic impact and generate $17.214 million annually in additional visitor spending.  The sector break-down includes:  

  • Retail stores:  $2,358,333;
  • Restaurants:  $3,873,175;
  • Recreation:  $2,478,832;
  • Transportation:  $3,115,754; and,
  • Air transportation:  $1,377,128. 

*Citation: Economic Impact of Tourism in Michigan 2019, by Tourism Economics

The Chamber economic development team continues to make and look for "Positive, Incremental Change" for our business community and for a prosperous Manistee County!

For more information contact -  Marc Miller