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

November Edition of NLEA President’s Report

November 15, 2016

The latest edition of the NLEA President’s Report is now available for viewing. This month President Andy Hayes congratulates all public officials. Check out the link below to see what is happening in the NLEA world of Economic Development.… read more

Cheboygan Communities Foundation Supports Local Economic Development Group

November 10, 2016

Cheboygan Communities Foundation President and CEO Richard B. (Dick) Sanford and board members Joanne Welihan and Jim Conboy are shown here presenting $5,800 to Cheboygan Economic Development Group President Mark Lorenz and board member… read more

Connecting Entrepreneurial Communities – Port Huron

October 28, 2016

This past October, Port Huron, MI was the host for the two day Michigan State University Extension Connecting Entrepreneurial Communities (CEC) Conference.  There were 138 people in attendance from two countries, five states, 27 counties… read more

State Awards Grants for Infrastructure

October 27, 2016

The Village of Central Lake and the City of Cheboygan both recently received Infrastructure Capacity Enhancement (ICE) grants from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) for upgrades to existing water and sewer systems.… read more

What is Vocational Training and Where Did It go?

October 24, 2016

Vocational training is training for a specific career or trade, excluding the professions. This training focuses on practical applications of skills learned, and is generally unconcerned with theory or traditional academic skills. A… read more

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

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

Applicants Needed! Free College Tuition and Employment

September 8, 2016

Classes begin October 24 at Baker College in Cadillac Boyne City and Petoskey industries are looking for applicants for an outstanding opportunity for recent high school graduates – a college degree in mechatronics and a guaranteed high-tech… read more

Entrepreneurial Friendly Communities: E-Teams

August 31, 2016

What is a E-Team?  What is the point of an E-Team? How are they formed? Who should be on the E-Team? These are all questions that come to mind when the phrase E-Team is brought up. If a potential new business was looking at your town to open up shop,… read more

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