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Encourage Commercial Redevelopment in Your Downtown

February 13, 2017


Commercial redevelopment incentives are a tool that can encourage the transformation of blighted buildings and vacant spaces where commercial buildings once stood in your downtown. Communities can take the initiative to create Commercial… read more

How DDAs Can Maximize Downtown Marketing

January 31, 2017


Few buzzwords are quite as big right now as Downtown Marketing and it’s got us all thinking, how do we make the most of what we can do to market our downtowns?

Two major factors that play into any successful marketing campaign are time and money.… read more

Local Community Updates at DDA Forum

January 31, 2017


The Northern Lakes Economic Alliance and Networks Northwest teamed up to host a DDA Forum for the area on Thursday, January 26. Downtown leaders from East Jordan, Mackinaw City, Cheboygan, Kalkaska, Elk Rapids, Harbor Springs, and Bellaire… 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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