Economic Development Corporation

Mission Statement

GTEDC will grow, retain and expand businesses to be one of the top counties in the nation while enhancing our unique natural and cultural environment.


The Economic Development Corporation (EDC) encourages and financially assists industrial and commercial enterprises in locating and expanding in the County.

The EDC is a 11-member board appointed by the County Board of Commissioners for a 6-year term, per statute. 
Economic Development Corporation -


  • 8:00 a.m.
  • Meets the second Thursday of every month
  • Commission Chambers - 2nd Floor
  • Governmental Center
    400 Boardman Avenue
    Traverse City, MI 49684


  • Nate Alger
    County Administrator
  • Betsy Coffia
    County Commissioner
  • Jesse Wolff
  • Keef Morgan                                                Vice-Chair
  • Mi Stanley
    City Commissioner
  • Gary Howe
  • Kevin Klein
    Airport Director
  • Dennis Arouca
  • Merek Roman                                              Citizen @ Large
  • Kevin Endres                                      Chairman
  • Marty Colburn
    City Manager