Owosso native and entrepreneur Alyson Caverson is excited about the Ann Arbor to Traverse City passenger rail project, which will run from the population centers of southeast Michigan to the emerging economies in the northwest, and pass through Owosso and towns like Howell, Durand, Alma, Mt. Pleasant and Cadillac-all opportunities for her to grow Happy Girl Granola.
Is Traverse City tolerant and inclusive toward minorities? The region has made great strides, including its support for gay rights. But northern Michigan still lacks diversity. How does that impact our ability to attract talent and the workforce of tomorrow?
The New Economy project is a multimedia storytelling series that highlights talented millennials in the Traverse City region, and raises awareness about their contributions to the local economy and community.