Why 2014 Looks Bright For Grand Traverse Area Economies

A New Year means new opportunities and continued optimism for Northern Michigan's local economies.

Today the Bank of Northern Michigan released their 2014 Economic Outlook for the Grand Traverse area.

While the report shows most business owners are still cautious, the economy is looking strong as we start 2014.

The Traverse City Area Chamber of Commerce is calling it a tentative recovery.

While 2013 proved to be a record year for the tourism industry and for some in the agriculture sector, the jobless rate has not been changed despite business expansion.

Capitalizing on the growing amount of 25 to 34 year olds in the region is a top priority this year.

9&10's Marisa McKay and photojournalist Jeremy Erickson sat down with Doug Luciani of the Traverse City Chamber as well as expanding businesses to learn why 2014 is the year of opportunity in the Grand Traverse region.