Economic Development Corporation (EDC)

Meetings
  • 8 a.m.
  • Meets the second Thursday of every month
  • Commission Chambers - 2nd Floor
  • Governmental Center
    400 Boardman Avenue
    Traverse City, MI 49684
There are no scheduled meetings at this time.
Agendas & Minutes
Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
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Members
  • Peter Albers
  • Gerald Chefalo
  • Carol Crawford, County Commissioner
  • Peter Strom
  • Hans Van Sumeren
Overview
The Economic Development Corporation (EDC) encourages and financially assists industrial and commercial enterprises in locating and expanding in the County.

The EDC is a 9-member board appointed by the County Board of Commissioners for a 6-year term, per statute. From the GTCEDC creation in 1997, until 2009, members on the EDC also served on the Brownfield Redevelopment Authority. Effective January 1, 2009, both boards were separated and the EDC was restructured for new appointees in 2009 to represent a broader range of industry.

Mission Statement
Retain, expand and attract businesses creating high quality jobs in Grand Traverse County.

Vision
Grand Traverse County will have a sustainable business base and be among the top counties in the nation for economic development and growth.

Establishment
The Grand Traverse County Economic Development Corporation was established in 1978 under the Economic Development Corporations Act, PA 338 of 1974, as amended.