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

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Experienced Developer Does it Again!

August 25, 2016


In a strategic partnership between local company, Catt Development, the City of Boyne City and the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), two historic buildings in Boyne City’s Central Business District are receiving major… read more

Alanson Boathouse a Reality

August 18, 2016

Alanson Boathouse

For retiring village officers Georgia Waterson and Richard Weidenhamer the Alanson boathouse is a major accomplishment they now know will be completed thanks to contributions from many private individuals, local foundations, and state… read more

Skilled Trades Training Funds Available this Fall!

August 15, 2016

DOVER AIR FORCE BASE, Del. -- Airman 1st Class Jonathan Trammell welds a part on the remodeled mortuary transfer vehicle.  Airmen from the metal technology shop here redesigned the inside of the truck to increase the capacity from two to six transfer cases.  Airman Trammell is assigned to the 436th Equipment Maintenance Squadron.  (U.S. Air Force photo by William M. Plate Jr.)

Michigan’s Skilled Trades Training Fund (STTF) provides funds to companies to increase the skills of existing workers and to prepare new hires to enter the workforce.     These funds have helped dozens of area businesses, training… 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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