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Economic Data

The Traverse Bay Economic Development Corporation is your central point of contact for obtaining economic data indicators, census, and market research for the region.

202 E. Grandview Parkway
Traverse City, MI 49684

Phone: (231) 947-5075
FAX: (231) 946-2565

Email: tbedc@tcchamber.org

Economic Development Dashboard

The 2012 Economic Forecast

For detailed view of the economic conditions of the region, view the 2012 Market Snapshot.

County Profile Information

The County Profiles provides a county-level view of selected economic indicators that can assist the long-time resident as well as a prospective business.  Simply refer to the counties listed below for more information.

Benzie County

One of Michigan’s fastest-growing counties, Benzie County’s natural beauty and numerous opportunities for outdoor recreation are strong influences in attracting businesses and people. The County’s 57 lakes and miles of scenic rivers provide individuals with access to canoeing, boating, and charter fishing. There are eight challenging golf courses, numerous biking and hiking trails, 135 miles of groomed snowmobile trails, and breathtaking fall color.

Why do business here?

Key Employers

Festivals and Cultural Highlights

For more information or a complete listing of events in Benzie County, please contact the Benzie County Chamber of Commerce at (231) 882-5801 or visit www.benzie.org.

City of Traverse City

Traverse City is the economic and retail center of northwest Michigan. This growing, diverse community is situated on beautiful Grand Traverse Bay. The strong and growing local economy is driven by manufacturing, professional and financial services, retail, tourism, a leading hospital, medical facilities, Northwestern Michigan College and more. Traverse City’s historic downtown shopping district offers more than 150 unique boutiques, galleries, restaurants and pubs.

Why do business here?

Cherry Capital Airport

Up to 15 daily flights to Detroit, Chicago, Minneapolis, Cincinnati, Atlanta and other seasonal destinations
One plane change away from anywhere in the world
Air shipping via Federal Express and UPS

Key Employers

Festivals and Cultural Highlights

Grand Traverse County

Grand Traverse County is the economic and retail center of northwest Michigan. This growing, diverse community is situated on beautiful Grand Traverse Bay. The strong and growing local economy is driven by manufacturing, professional and financial services, retail, tourism, a leading hospital, medical facilities, Northwestern Michigan College and more. Also, within Grand Traverse County is the City of Traverse City.  Traverse City’s historic downtown shopping district offers more than 150 unique botuqies, galleries, restaurants and pubs.

Traverse City

Grand Traverse County

Why do business here?

Key Employers

Festivals and Cultural Highlights

Kalkaska County

Kalkaska County has an abundance of natural recreation opportunities and a small, yet strong manufacturing sector. State forest land constitutes a majority of the area. Half the county is owned by the state; 225 miles of rivers, over 75 lakes and 80 miles of snowmobile trails, you can fish, swim, canoe, walk, ride, and enjoy a myriad of activities in the midst of nature. Employers choose Kalkaska because of its proximity to Traverse City, U.S. 131 and the I-75 corridor, as well as the natural beauty, affordable real estate, and strong workforce.

Why do business here?

Key Employers

Festivals and Cultural Highlights

For more information or a complete listing of events in Kalkaska County, please contact the Greater Kalkaska Area Chamber of Commerce at (231) 258-9103 or visit www.tcchamber.org/kalkaska-chamber.

Leelanau County

Leelanau County boasts 151 miles of shoreline, the most of any county in Michigan. Its lakes and miles of scenic rivers provide the county with access to canoeing, boating, and charter fishing. Leelanau County is also home to the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore and the miles of unspoiled bluffs known as the Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes.

Why do business here?

Key Employers

Festivals and Cultural Highlights

For more information or a complete listing of events in Leelanau County, please contact the Leelanau Peninsula Chamber of Commerce at (231) 271-9895 or visit www.leelanauchamber.com.