Pure Michigan's Jump Start Prize will award $5,000 towards one project to help tourism in Michigan.

The five finalists were just announced and includes the Grand Rapids project Zip the Grand.

Pure Michigan's Jump Start Prize will award one of the five finalists with $5,000 and a lot of helpful publicity.

The winner will be determined on April 14 - 16 at the Pure Michigan Governor's Conference on Tourism.

Each project will have a chance to present their idea on April 14.  A panel of commentators, including Rick DeVos, will give feedback.  The winner will be determined solely by the vote of attendees at the conference.

The winner will be announced at 11:30am on April 16.

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