Assessing Local Fiscal Health in Tourist Cities in Michigan

June 2021
Christen Richardson and Capri Backus, Policy Analysts

This case study takes an in-depth look at the fiscal health stress of two tourist cities (City X and City Y) using a wide range of financial and demographic factors as well as findings from the Michigan Public Policy Survey. This case study highlights how growth and the economics of the tourism industry puts a strain on housing affordability, and these challenges manifest themselves in different ways in fiscal health.