Now is the Time for Bold, Locally Led Action

We need to get creative. We are living through an incredibly stressful and unpredictable moment in history. The novel coronavirus, COVID-19, has swept across the globe, causing a humanitarian crisis and an unfolding economic fallout. Health professionals are fighting to save as many people as possible,...

Commissioners, It’s Time to Approve New Airport Authority

Cherry Capital Airport (TVC) is one of Northern Michigan’s true gems. A modern, convenient and high-quality transportation hub, TVC is a key regional asset and considered a tier one, critical component of the state transportation system. The airport produces roughly $1 billion of annual economic...

To Whom Much Is Given, Much is Expected

As we reflect on 2019 and look to 2020, we have an exciting opportunity to chart a course for what the next decade will look like for the Grand Traverse area. We have momentum across the region with economic success, new business and community support systems,...

Let Us Reintroduce Ourselves: Meet the new Traverse Connect

Companies must continually evolve to stay relevant. They must be innovative, change with customer preferences and societal demands and address competitive economic factors. This evolution is absolutely necessary for survival and can lead to new business structures, product strategies and new leadership. Firms can choose to...

Economic Development: A total team effort

There’s been a significant buzz in the local media in recent weeks on the efforts of area students to participate in the outer space program, including several related to the International Space Station. It’s an amazing accomplishment given the extensive coordination required among numerous private...

Measuring Our Community’s Success

“Measurables” are important things in today’s world. Whether applied in professional or personal settings, it’s critical to have access to reliable, fact-based data to help make informed decisions going forward. If your goal is to improve your health and fitness, it’s important to know measurables such...