Midland Daily News: Peters visits Bay City, looks at riverfront revitalization

BAY CITY — U.S. Sen. Gary Peters, D-Mich., was in Bay City Monday to highlight the Waterfront Community Revitalization and Resiliency Act that he introduced and see firsthand the efforts to attract business development to the area.

“The economic return is huge and any money that you put into riverfront redevelopment and sustainability has a big return for the community. Those are the kinds of investments we need to be making,” said the first term senator.

Annette Rummel, president/CEO of the Bay Regional Convention and Visitors Bureau, led the riverfront tour, which began outside the DoubleTree Hotel, meandered along the east side of the Saginaw River down to the Real Seafood Company.

“We are thrilled to welcome Senator Peters to Bay City today to have him see firsthand the economic revitalization happening here on our waterfront,” Rummel said. “We discussed waterfront issues and how important water is to the Great Lakes Bay Region and good access to that water as well. The Waterfront Community Revitalization and Resiliency Act that Sen. Peters has introduced will help communities like ours continue to attract commerce and tourism, improve our infrastructure and expand recreation opportunities.”

By:  John Kennett
Source: Midland Daily News