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

What’s in a name?… PTAC could spell big dollars for you!

November 20, 2017

Did you know the federal government purchases more than $350 billion of goods and services a year and the State of Michigan has a diverse portfolio valued at more than $11.6 billion? Did you also know that Northwest Michigan can boast of having… read more

City of Charlevoix Five Star Rating

November 14, 2017

UM-Dearborn’s iLabs’ eCities research recognizes Charlevoix for developing a positive entrepreneurial climate (Charlevoix, MI), November 7, 2017 – The City of Charlevoix has been recognized for its successes and efforts in contributing… read more

Making the Math Work

November 9, 2017

It seems as if every recent discussion of community issues circles around to housing. This regional concern includes a number of facets; a lack of available housing, a lack of housing that the average worker can afford, the high cost of construction,… read more

Janet Koch Joins the NLEA Team

November 1, 2017

Northern Lakes Economic Alliance is excited to announce new staff.  Janet Koch joined the NLEA team on October 16 as the new Community Development Director. Most recently, Janet served as Antrim County’s Deputy Administrator. Previous… read more

Façade Improvement Add More Than Just Taxable Value

October 23, 2017

Improvements are popping up all over Downtown Elk Rapids! Along with the MEDC Façade Grant participants, significant improvements are happening at the Town Club as well. The building owner, John Dunn, discussed it with the business owner,… read more

Are Your Job Post Descriptions Hurting Your Business?

October 23, 2017

Most employers underestimate the power and impact of a well-written job description. Is yours working for or against you? Do you realize that your job posting may be the first time a potential applicant reads anything about your company and… read more

Contaminated building site? This could be GREAT news!

October 20, 2017

The idea of building on a contaminated site may be scary for some developers but those who decide to take the risk may be eligible for tax incentives. The term “brownfield site” is not heard often so you may be asking yourself, “What is a… read more

Victories Square Ribbon Cutting Event Scheduled

October 16, 2017

Odawa Economic Development Management, Inc. in conjunction with Geodetic North Investors, LLC (GNI) announce the ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday October 26, 2017 at 1:00 pm for Victories Square in Petoskey, Michigan… read more

GreenLight East Jordan Success

October 16, 2017

Let’s say you have a business idea, what if you were awarded $10,000?  Or as a new business, what would you do if someone gave you $10,000.  Likely, there are thoughts running about your head of everything you could spend that $10,000… read more

The Real Bottom Line of Keeping Your Employees

October 16, 2017

Do you know what the real costs are to your bottom line for retaining your workforce? Do you know what the top reasons given are for employees who leave your company or for those who choose to stay? Do you know what motivates the millennial generation… read more

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