Traverse City News: Talk to any local and they'll rave about the hip little bay town boasting its diverse economy, vibrant arts, and beloved natural outdoor resources. Talk to anyone else and.... welp, they'll probably say the same. The Cherry Capital hidden in Northern Michigan is gaining national attention, reverred for its resilence mid and post recession. Sure, there's been some love from Hollywood, stealing the hearts of celebs like Chef Mario Batali, but Traverse City's strategy incorporates a list of objectives that make it the ultimate role model for small town success. Journalist Jeff Alexander walks through the stunning statistics in this article in Bridge Magazine.