Visitors to a region can economically, socially and physically impact its communities through increased demand for public and private goods and services, as well as through additional stress on the natural environment and physical infrastructure. They affect traffic, real estate prices, retail sales, crime, littering and pollution, and local employment, as well as the use of public transit, medical and emergency services, recreational facilities, utilities and public spaces.
Northwest Michigan Seasonal Population Analysis
The purpose of the Northwest Michigan Seasonal Population Analysis is to provide a reasonably accurate estimate of the 2012 seasonal population—that is, the number of permanent, seasonal and transient residents by calendar month—for the Northwest Michigan counties of Antrim, Benzie, Charlevoix, Emmet, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, Leelanau, Manistee, Missaukee and Wexford Counties.
Our Township greatly benefits from Network Northwest's experience, depth of knowledge and understanding. Because they work with so many diverse communities in our ten-county region they understand the local land-use issues and are already working on solutions by the time we realize we need some help.Susan Odom, Chair, Suttons Bay Township Planning Commission