The 2018 U.P. State Fair received the Regional Prosperity Initiative grant to conduct an economic impact study. We partnered with Michigan State University’s, Steve Miller, the Director of the Center for Economic Analysis. By conducting surveys of fair-goers, vendors, and examining the cost of hosting the fair, we were able to compile the data necessary to carry out the study. Once analyzed we were able to tell how much money the fair generated and what money is constituted as “new” money that is circulated into the regional economy.