Resources to support your business growth

Grant Assistance

The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy (EGLE) has $15 million available - thanks to the Michigan Renew Fund - for a variety of eligible recycling grant projects in 2022.  More information can be found here (the Request For Proposals), or by contacting Emily Freeman via email or 517-256-9466.

COVID Resources for Businesses Available Online

Access COVID-19 resources for businesses and communities by visiting


Read more about programs supporting economic recovery for Michigan businesses by visiting

Visit to find other valuable resources for employers, workers, residents and communities.

Community and Business Resources in the Grand Traverse Region

Traverse Connect has identified and organized resources by specialty (Business Support; Talent & Recruitment; Business Finacing; Mentorship & Startup Support; Education; Cultural & Creative; Regional Support; Community; and Infrastructure) to assist you regardless of what phase your business is in. Visit

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Traverse Connect

Traverse Connect is the lead economic development organization for the Grand Traverse region, which supports area businesses through a combination of business attraction and retention strategies, talent development efforts, and strategic coordination among partner agencies. Traverse Connect now serves the region as one organization supporting business growth and development, alongside partner organization Venture North Funding and Development.

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