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Atlas Space Ops – Atlas Space Operations relocated their headquarters from California to Traverse City, MI in 2017. Atlas is revolutionizing the way ground-based hardware communicates to satellites. Learn more about how their company successfully transitioned to Traverse City by easily acquiring talent, office space, and capital to take their business to new heights, or atmospheres! Read More >>

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Hagerty is the world’s largest membership, insurance, and media organization for collectible vehicles and owners, and an automotive brand dedicated to the love and protection of driving. Headquartered in Traverse City, Hagerty has grown the family business from a small agency of 30 employees to more than 900 employees worldwide and offices in the United States, Canada, Germany, and the United Kingdom.   Read More...

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Britten Banners

For over 30 years, Britten has been helping some of the world’s largest brands visually connect with their audience through high-quality printing and custom fabrication. Products and services may include large-format print, point-of-purchase displays, tents, building wraps, hardware, Foam3D™ sculptures, BoxPop® shipping containers, décor, and installation. Britten operates under one roof and handles the entire ordering process from initial consultation to the final installation. Read More >>

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Cherry Capital Foods

We started our business here in Traverse City more than a decade ago by building partnerships with small to mid-sized farmers and food producers in this area.  Though the scope of our business has expanded across the state, our heart - and our business, is firmly rooted in TC.  Read More >>

What is the EDC

What is an EDC – An Economic Development Corporation (EDC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit whose mission is to focus on promoting long term economic growth specific to our regional geographic ecosystem. We seek to help protect and grow current businesses, foster a start-up community, and attract new business to the area. Our goals include understanding existing business concerns to discover the true barriers to growth in the region, as well as work with both public and private sectors to ease interactions between the two in order to create a more robust economic climate for the Grand Traverse Region.

What GTEDC is doing – The Grand Traverse Economic Development Corporation is an 11-member board appointed by the Grand Traverse County Board of Commissioners. As the majority of the board operate primarily in the private sector, they are the voice of economic issues within the region, and actively promote strategic initiatives to move the County forward on business development. Currently their goal is to convene many regional economic growth organizations to form The Grand Traverse Economic Development Organization. You can learn more about that initiative on the “Where we’re headed” page.

GTEDC Mission Statement

GTEDC will help grow, retain and expand businesses in the Grand Traverse region.

GTEDC Vision Statement

By 2019 the GTEDC will convene the regional organizations to form a GTEDO.

Contact Info

Grand Traverse Economic Development Corporation

202 East Grandview Parkway
Traverse City, MI   49684

Phone: (231) 995-7108