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.