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...

Cultivating Success in Our Backyard

An important event took place early last month that will help chart the future of economic development in the Grand Traverse region. More than 50 stakeholders representing different sectors with varied points of views – large companies, small firms, nonprofits and public sector officials –...

A Clear Strategy for Economic Development

Exciting things are starting to percolate in the realm of economic development for the Grand Traverse region. Several initiatives are still in the early stages, but there’s no question that 2019 will be a year of formative change in our community’s approach to fostering measurable...

A New Day for TraverseCONNECT

Four years ago this month the Grand Traverse region’s efforts to shape its future in economic development took a quiet – but significant – turn through the creation of TraverseCONNECT. Now it’s time for the vision to become reality. TraverseCONNECT was launched in April 2015 through...