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

Small Grants Can Make Big Impacts in Downtown

March 28, 2017

Elk Rapids is looking forward to a pretty significant facelift this spring with four downtown buildings receiving Community Development Block Grant funding through the MEDC for façade improvements. This projects brings over $425,000… read more

Village of Bellaire Approves Tax Abatements

March 28, 2017

The Village of Bellaire, Crusecom Technology Services, LLC and Northern Lakes Economic Alliance representatives have been working since October 2016 towards the approval of two tax abatements: Public Act 210- Commercial Rehabilitation… read more

Learn tools and resources to help entrepreneurs in your town!

March 27, 2017

Save the date (Oct 4-5, 2017) in Howell Michigan for the annual state-wide Michigan State University Extension Connecting Entrepreneurial Communities (CEC) Conference. This extremely fun and productive conference regularly attracts… read more

Elk Rapids Preparing for Investment

March 21, 2017

The Village of Elk Rapids has been working over the past months with owners of four (4) downtown buildings, and representatives from NLEA and the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) to complete the necessary applications and… read more

2017 NLEA Annual Luncheon-Save the Date

March 10, 2017

The NLEA is excited to present this year’s Annual Lunch in the new Petoskey Northmen Stadium on Friday, May 19th. This state of the art facility will play host to our tailgate style gathering of over 700 of our closest friends and colleagues… read more

From Brownfield to Grocery Store

March 3, 2017

It all began like any good community development project should, with multiple partners around the table brainstorming a win-win scenario for helping a challenging project move forward. The project at hand involved property with two blighted… read more

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