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Traverse Connect is the lead economic development organization for the Grand Traverse region.

Traverse Connect supports area businesses through a combination of business attraction and retention strategies, talent development efforts, and strategic coordination among partner agencies. Traverse Connect serves the region as one organization supporting business growth and development, alongside partner organization Venture North Funding and Development.

MyNorth is the online home of Traverse, Northern Michigan’s Magazine, the flagship publication of MyNorth Media, a Traverse City, Michigan company dedicated to sharing stories and photos about vacations, restaurants, wineries, the outdoors, and more from Traverse City to Sleeping Bear Dunes and up to Mackinac Island.

Networks Northwest

Networks Northwest delivers programs and services for the 10 counties of Northwest Michigan. Our primary service categories are: workforce development; business & economic development; and community development.


NMC is committed to offering quality professional development and workforce training solutions for employers and employees.


SCORE TC is a non-profit association of 45 volunteers, local business veterans committed to building a strong and prosperous northwest Michigan business community.


TCNewTech is the Grand Traverse Region’s monthly pitch event, attracting 300+ attendees to connect and talk specifically about technology and entrepreneurship—an audience larger than any technology meetup in the state of Michigan.


20Fathoms is a membership organization for the region’s entrepreneurs, intrapreneurs, tech professionals, creatives, and other innovators. To date $75 million has been raised by 20Fathoms startups and 140 jobs have been created.

Grand Traverse Area Manufacturing Council

The Grand Traverse Area Manufacturing Council was established to promote long-term thinking, education, and collaboration through people and companies that allow us to make great things in northern Michigan.

Pure Michigan
Business Connect

Pure Michigan Business Connect, a service of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, helps Michigan businesses through matchmaking events, targeting searches, and connecting with the community.

Pure Michigan Talent Connect

Pure Michigan Talent Connect is Michigan’s launch pad for new jobs, careers, and talent. PMTC connects Michigan’s job seekers and employers, and serves as a central hub linking all public and private stakeholders who support Michigan’s workforce.


Grand Traverse Region’s Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Action Network

Northern Michigan E3

Northern Michigan E3 is a local non-profit organization whose mission is to make the Northern Michigan region an area that celebrates and welcomes diversity and equality for all residents and visitors. This celebration and culture of acceptance will enhance the overall environment and opportunities for Black, Indigenous, and all people of color (BIPOC) in Northern Michigan. In addition, this will improve the economic and cultural stability of the region for years to come.

Disability Network Northern Michigan

Disability Network Northern Michigan provides programs and services for people with disabilities and their families in Traverse City.

Feature photo by Harpe Star. Additional photography by Allen Kent Photography.