Providing resources for communities and entrepreneurs to create and retain jobs in Antrim, Charlevoix, Cheboygan & Emmet Counties.

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MIWorks! Speaks at DDA Forum

December 6, 2016


Northern Lakes Economic Alliance and Networks Northwest continued their DDA Forums in November in Elk Rapids. Area DDAs are invited to meet and discuss relevant topics and share ideas to keep our Northern Michigan communities thriving and… read more

Do You Know About VISTAGE Michigan?

November 28, 2016

2016 SchmoozaPalooza- Network Outside the Box

Since 1957, Vistage has been bringing together successful CEOs, executives and business owners into private advisory groups. Each group is purpose-built to help members help each other improve the performance and outcomes of their businesses.… read more

2017 CNC Scholarships Available

November 22, 2016


Northern Lakes Economic Alliance is excited to announce the availability of two $500.00 scholarships; one for a college student and one for a high school  student  that enroll in Manufacturing Technology, Computer Numeric Control (CNC)… read more


The Northern Lakes Economic Alliance is a public/private non-profit organization serving Antrim, Charlevoix, Cheboygan and Emmet Counties in Michigan.  Established in 1984, the NLEA mission is to serve as a resource to local communities and businesses to retain and create jobs. Read our story…

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