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NLEA Welcomes Amanda Baker

May 26, 2016

Northern Michigan Family Portrait Photographer

Northern Lakes Economic Alliance (NLEA) welcomes Amanda Baker as the new Downtown Development Coordinator. Amanda will be responsible for working with local communities to facilitate downtown development plans. Her primary focus will… read more

10 Years of Hard Work Finally Pays Off

May 23, 2016

BC Non Motorized Trail

After more than a decade of planning and several years of delay, the pathway for the non-motorized Boyne City-Charlevoix Trail broke ground this spring. The 15 mile paved trail will connect downtown Boyne City to the Little Traverse Wheelway,… read more

May Edition of NLEA President’s Report

May 5, 2016

President's Report-2016.05

The latest edition of the NLEA President’s Report is now available for viewing. This month President Andy Hayes talks about some local “can-do” attitude, newest NLEA employee Hannah Sanderson and the upcoming “SchmoozaPalooza”.… 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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