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Venture North Funding and Development is a regional non-profit economic development organization formed through the consolidation of the Chamber Foundation and the Traverse Bay Economic Development Corporation. As the economic development division of TraverseCONNECT, we provide business financing and other services across the 10-county region, and explore opportunities to expand regional, state, and national partnerships.
The mission of Venture North is to support the region's economic growth and community development efforts by providing funding options, offering technical assistance, and building connections for viable businesses, including low-to-moderate income communities.
Building economic growth in 10 Northern Michigan counties
When starting a business, one important consideration is where to obtain capital. We can be an excellent resource for financing a new or existing business if you are located in or relocating to our 10-county service area.
Contact us if you live in our service area and are interested in applying for funds to start or grow your business.