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

MDARD Awards Grants for Rural Communities

April 28, 2017

Congratulations to local community Village of Ellsworth on receiving grant funds from the Michigan Department of Agriculture & Rural Development. Their project was awarded $32,000 for infrastructure, to conduct a preliminary study… read more

Downtown Charlevoix Redevelopment

April 21, 2017

There has been lots of activity going on around the Van Pelt Alley in downtown Charlevoix. This redevelopment project includes three buildings along Bridge St and the Van Pelt Alley. Here is a video by owner Luther Kurtz giving a behind the scenes… read more

NLEA’s Newest Summer Interns

April 17, 2017

NLEA is excited to announce the two summer interns; Sydney Smith from Ball State University and Amanda Fischer from Central Michigan University.  The focus of their work will be working with various partners including Northeast… read more

NLEA Annual Luncheon Keynote Speaker is…

April 14, 2017

Football great, broadcaster and entrepreneur Jon Jansen will be the keynote speaker for the Northern Lakes Economic Alliance Annual Luncheon, May 19, 11:30am – 1:30pm at the Petoskey Northmen Football Stadium.
A multi-sport High… read more

Recruiting and Retaining a Skilled Workforce Survey

April 10, 2017

Please take a quick 5 Minute Survey about Recruiting and Retaining a Skilled Workforce in Northern Michigan https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/9255FH8 A significant hurdle organizations often face in our region is recruiting and retaining… read more

2016 NLEA Annual Activities Report

April 5, 2017

Thank you to all our members, investors, and supporters for being part of another successful year. The NLEA Board and staff truly appreciate your support of economic development and the wonderful businesses, entrepreneurs, community members… read more

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