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Michigan’s Creative Coast


Michigan’s Creative Coast is a talent attraction initiative that highlights the Grand Traverse Region as an exceptional place to live, explore, and fulfill your career. Our mission is to advance the economic vitality of the Grand Traverse Region by elevating its innovative and entrepreneurial ecosystem; attracting new people, new ideas, and new businesses; and placing our region on the map as an attractive career destination.

Michigan’s Creative Coast is an initiative powered by Traverse Connect, the Grand Traverse Region’s lead economic development organization.  


Support for Michigan's Creative Coast

‘Michigan’s Creative Coast’ is a Traverse Connect Creative Chambers program generously funded by the Michigan Film & Digital Media Office, an office of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation. The Michigan Film and Digital Media Office’s Creative Chambers Initiative is a talent attraction and retention initiative that bolsters economic development and the creative industries by engaging the local business and creative community. Traverse Connect would like to thank the Michigan Film and Digital Media Office for supporting our efforts and programming to enhance our region’s creative and cultural vibrancy.