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

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GreenLight East Jordan Business Model Competition

July 20, 2016

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The Greenlight East Jordan Business Model Competition will bring together businesses that have been in existence for less than one year with new start-up ventures. 

This event will bring entrepreneurs from the region to pitch their ideas… read more

City of Cheboygan Gearing Up for Redevelopment

July 20, 2016

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Recently The City of Cheboygan was presented with a total of $6,000.00 to aid in the completion of Best Practice Five of the Redevelopment Ready Communities® program, a statewide Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) certification. … read more

East Jordan Launches Public Wi Fi

July 19, 2016


The East Jordan Downtown Development Authority (DDA) has teamed up with the City of East Jordan to bring open public WiFi to Main St and Memorial Park. Any visitor downtown will now be able to access the WiFi network under the label “East Jordan… 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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