Traverse City

Nestled between the east and west arms of Lake Michigan's Grand Traverse Bay, artsy, outdoorsy, eco-conscious Traverse City is northwest lower Michigan's largest outpost, known for its pristine waters, rolling landscapes, tart cherries and award-winning wineries. The economy is tied to tourism, including agritourism, recreation, higher education, small businesses, casinos and farming. Downtown booms with upscale shops, galleries and a restaurant scene featuring local foods and getting national attention as a foodie haven -- further enhanced by Northwestern Michigan College's Great Lakes Culinary Institute, which opened in 2003. The cultural scene is sweet, too: Between Front Street's restored 1891 City Opera House and 1916 State Theatre, the Dennos Museum on NMC's campus, Interlochen Center for the Arts and two casino resorts—Turtle Creek and Leelanau Sands -- national acts and programming light up stages year round.

Feature StoryKellogg Farm to School 4
Special ReportSarah LeSage
Development NewsFastSigns is an international company.
Development NewsThe tech industry is growing in northern Michigan.
In The NewsNegwegon State Park coastline.

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In The NewsCherries are a signature of northwest Michigan

Five festivals not to miss in TC this summer

Innovation NewsThe firm offers a wide range of legal services.
Innovation NewsAn example of Gosling Czubak's civil engineering work.

Gosling Czubak adds engineer

Innovation NewsA new doctor has come to the area.
Feature StoryLarry Bell Owner of Bell's Brewery and Eccentric Cafe.
Development NewsThe offices of the Center for Plastic Surgery at Copper Ridge.
Development NewsStarcut Ciders is a spinoff of Short's Brewing.
Development NewsComForCare is an expanding home health company.
In The NewsWalking in beautiful Traverse City.
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