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Tourism assessment program

Get a 360-degree view of your tourism assets

Our tourism assessment program mobilizes communities interested in assessing and developing their community assets for tourism. The program brings together community knowledge and University resources.

With education, research and facilitation support from our educators and tourism specialists, your community will:

  • Create an inventory of local tourism assets
  • Assess tourism assets from local, visitor and expert perspectives
  • Discover opportunities for tourism development
  • Identify action steps for sustainable tourism development

This robust tourism assessment delivers a 360° look at your community’s current tourism assets and potential for tourism development.

Our process

The tourism assessment process includes the following:


How to get started

Contact Tammy Koerte, the Tourism Center's Extension Educator, to describe your community and its opportunities.

Community success stories

Read reports on communities that have completed a tourism assessment:

Consult with us

Community economics • Leadership and civic engagement • Tourism

Extension educators work in communities with partners throughout Minnesota. Contact us for consultation, guidance and conversation about your community.

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