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Younger Generation Moving Into Traverse City Area

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A city that is seeing more and more younger people moving in, to settle down with jobs and a family.

A recent article in Crain's Detroit Business Magazine, highlighted the trend.

And it is not surprising that people we talked to in Traverse City's marketing and technology industries say, they are seeing a lot of 20 and 30 somethings moving in, many of them having plans to stay long-term.

Traverse City attracts many people because of its beauty and endless list of things to do.

But, it is also home to growing industries like marketing and web design.

Those businesses are bringing in the younger generation.

Lance Hill, the owner of High Five Threads says,

     "There's such a potential for growth, and for entrepreneurship here, and for you people to move into the area and take the resources that we have here and really run with it."

And that is exactly what Lance Hill and Byron Pettigrew did.

They came back to Traverse City after moving away for a few years and opened up their own business, High Five Threads.

And they aren't the only ones who feel that way, One Up Web employs a number of people in their twenties and thirties.

Everyone that 9&10 News talked with Thursday, says they feel Traverse City is moving in the right direction, developing a culture of its own.