Making It In Northern Michigan: Big Dipper Dough Co.

In two short years, something sweet on Cass Road has exploded throughout the Midwest. Big Dipper Dough Co., which produces egg-free cookie dough that can be eaten uncooked, is now available in 655 stores located in 13 states. So far, there are two flavors: Rocket Chip, which...

Growing the Economy in Our Own Backyard (or Garage)

There are many ways to grow a region’s economy. Venture North is one critical piece of the economic development puzzle. But there is no one silver bullet. All of these need to work together to develop and advance our economy. All of us aim to see...

Amazon’s Second Headquarters: Why Not TC?

Amazon has decided it has outgrown Seattle and wants to establish a $5 billion second headquarters to house 50,000 employees in a new city, and this month CEO Jeff Bezos will review dozens of bids from eager cities across the country. I've formed a committee of...