Michiganians find paths to success

Many Michigan entrepreneurs found ways to fly out of the ashes of the state's lost decade. Bridge presents three such stories, drawn from the list of 50 Companies to Watch compiled the Edward Lowe Foundation:

Higher Grounds of Traverse City ground out a new niche in the crowded coffee market.

NOVO Motor Acoustic Systems in Warren barely survived, yet now thrives.

And Zeeland's Lakeshore Cutting Solutions beat the odds through a keen understanding of their customer base.

About The Author

Derek Melot

Derek Melot is a former assistant editorial page editor, columnist and reporter at the Lansing State Journal, where he covered state and local issues extensively, earning awards from the Associated Press and Michigan Press Association. The Oklahoma native moved to Michigan in 1999, and served as Bridge editor through mid-2013.

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