This summer, Ironwood was visited by 4 to 5 unannounced visitors to make an assessment of our community in regards to tourism. The visits have been completed and this forum will be presented by MSU Extension to give an overview of the visitors findings. The public is welcome to be a part of this forum and to participate in discussion.
First Impressions Tour (FIT) is a comprehensive community assessment conducted by unannounced visitors in a host community positioned to lead development based on the program results. FIT involves developing community leadership, assessing the host community, sharing the results in a community forum open to all, and providing suggestions to drive community action. Overall, FIT helps communities learn about their strengths and weaknesses through the eyes of first-time visitors.