High & Dry?

Kalkaska's once-promising natural gas discovery went from boom to bust overnight. The landowners left in the dust have questions. And they're considering taking them - and the gas companies they signed with - to court.KALKASKA - Northern Michigan's landowners are shaking off the collapse of...

The Push for Affordable Housing

REGION - Housing officials across the region are taking aggressive measures to provide affordable homes, condos and apartments, tapping into tax credits and subsidies and incentivizing developers to build more low-cost units into their projects.The tools they are using vary greatly from one community to...

First Financial: What a Difference a Year Makes

TRAVERSE CITY - On Friday, September 18, 2009, the international financial crisis hit home on Grandview Parkway: Along with 26 other Irwin Union Banks that were part of the Indiana-based Irwin Financial Corporation, federal and state regulators shut down the TC branch of Irwin Union...

A Tale of Three Developments: Recent years have been a nightmare for big-dream developers. Three promised powerhouses that took the hit share the secrets to their survival and a few hints about wh

REGION - Over the past two years, three of the region's mid- to high-end residential projects have withstood every insult that the worst economy in decades could throw at them.The onslaught had many components: rising unemployment, a credit meltdown, and a general downward spiral in...