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

MDARD Supports Community Projects

May 31, 2017

The Village of Ellsworth in Antrim County is in the heart of Banks Township. With a total area of 0.80 square miles, 0.08 square miles of which consists of fresh water, designing an appropriate sanitary sewer system for the 142 households poses… read more

DDA Annual Reporting Fosters Buy-in for Community Stakeholders

May 26, 2017

One of the biggest struggles any municipal entity faces is providing effective communication to their stakeholders, and Downtown Development Authorities often fall into this rabbit hole even more than others. While annual reporting has… read more

NLEA set to recreate “Hot Jobs” project for Region 3

May 26, 2017

The “Hot Jobs’ project created by the Northern Lakes Economic Alliance (NLEA) will return in Region 3 of Michigan this summer. To create and fill jobs in Northeast Michigan, the Northeast Michigan Council of Governments identified the… read more

NLEA Annual Luncheon – Huge Success

May 23, 2017

Biggest turn out yet. Over 750 people participated on May 19, 2017 at the Petoskey Northmen Stadium to celebrate the economic development partnerships that thrive throughout the NLEA region. Local and state government officials, community… read more

Introducing the new MiPlace.org

May 4, 2017

MEDC Community Development (CD) has a new website “dedicated to community development and placemaking in Michigan.”

The CD team gathered content and related documents from our programs for communities, developers,… read more

The Mercado (Market) of Charlevoix

May 4, 2017

Building owner, Luther Kurtz, is putting the finishing touches on his grand vision for a redeveloped commercial space along the Van Pelt Alley in downtown Charlevoix. The three buildings he recently purchased have been underutilized for… read more

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