Venture North successfully completed the process of gaining certification as a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) from the U.S. Department of Treasury. CDFI approval opens many doors for the businesses and communities in our 10-county service area. Learn more in Executive Director Laura Galbraith’s business column in the Traverse City Record Eagle.

Venture North Receives $1 Million from Rotary Charities and Northern Trust for Regional Business Development
Two $500,000 loans from Rotary Charities and Chicago-based Northern Trust will provide a major boost to regional business lending efforts of Venture North Funding & Development.  Click here to learn more.


Venture North, formed through a recent merger of the Traverse City Area Chamber Foundation & Traverse Bay Economic Development Corporation, holds more than $5 million in assets for business financing across the 10 county region.


The mission of Venture North is to support the region's economic growth and community development efforts by providing funding options, offering technical assistance, and building connections for viable businesses, including low-to-moderate income communities.

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