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

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Bellaire DDA Collaborates with NLEA

September 29, 2016


Regional economic development group Northern Lakes Economic Alliance (NLEA) has contracted with the Bellaire Downtown Development Authority (DDA) to provide enhanced services on specific strategies to move their board to the next level… read more

2016 Fall Sporting Clays Fun Shoot

September 22, 2016


More than 100 NLEA partners and investors were in attendance at this year’s Fall Networking Event “Sporting Clays Fun Shoot”, Friday, September 16, 2016 at the Charlevoix Rod & Gun Club.  A big “Thank You” goes out to the … read more

September Edition of NLEA President’s Report

September 19, 2016

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The latest edition of the NLEA President’s Report is now available for viewing. This month President Andy Hayes announces staff changes within the NLEA. Check out the link below to see what is happening in the NLEA world of Economic Development.… 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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