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March 28, 2017
By Sarah Roebuck

Traverse City, Mich. (WPBN/WGTU)-- Traverse City (click here) has been named the 'Strongest Town'.

In a bracket-style contest with 15 other communities throughout the nation, Traverse City was named the winner of the 501(c)3 non-profit organization, 'Strongest Town'.

The contest came down to Guelph, Ontario and Traverse City.

According to the organization, Strong Towns, the 'Strongest Town" contest is about showcasing towns that are doing their best to be strong, that have the building blocks in place to be strong towns today and in the future....

...Throughout the month of March, Strong Towns says readers and listeners vote match-ups between the 16 towns based on a variety of assessment tools, including podcast interviews, photos and essays.

The winner of the competition gets a free Curbside Chat in their town, plus signed copies of the organization's books, Thoughts on Building Strong Towns, Volumes I and II, and a certificate proclaiming their town is the strongest.

According to the organization's website, "the mission of Strong Towns is to support a model of development that allows America's cities, towns and neighborhoods to become financially strong and resilient."