Regional Resiliency Fund

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To advance the economic vitality of the Grand Traverse Region through the growth of family-sustaining careers.

Businesses are invited to invest in Traverse Connect at four levels, making membership affordable for businesses of any size. Membership is pro-rated quarterly to ensure that your business receives all the benefits available to you, whenever you join.

All levels of investor membership include discounts for business services and programs, listing in our online Business Directory, the ability to post news and press releases on the Traverse Connect website and a number of other benefits.

Invest and join today by signing up here on our website or by phone at 231.995.7106.

All Traverse Connect investors are listed in our online Business Directory.

Investors can also share news and job postings on our website.

Traverse Connect and the Traverse City Area Chamber of Commerce joined forces to be the single source for economic development and business support for the Grand Traverse Region.

From 2010-2017, our region lost 10% of the 35-49 age group. We need to reverse the current trend of losing key mid-career workers by strengthening and growing local, year-round, competitive-wage employment. Our goal for 2030 is for the Grand Traverse region to be a top economic destination with a balanced, diversified, and sustainable regional economy powered by high-margin, growth-oriented enterprises that attract and retain the families that empower them.

The Chamber programs you know and have supported over the years will largely continue under the Traverse Connect name. Significant new programs will be developed to meet the needs of our businesses now and for the future.

In a nutshell, the new programs will help create a balanced and diversified regional economy. They will help businesses find and keep great employees that will propel your companies forward. We are taking a critical look at our existing bench of programs to see where the gaps are.

In 2020, our focus will be on new Economic Strategy Sessions, a revamped small business award and a website and marketing program focused on attracting talent to our region’s employers.

Traverse Connect programs deliver tangible ROI to companies and organizations across the Grand Traverse region. Through investment in Traverse Connect, you are investing in growing your business, strengthening talent, and supporting our community.