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

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

MEDC Offers Free Demographic Data

October 6, 2017

No need to pull your hair out while searching for demographic data. Your easy one stop shop for demographics is housed with the MEDC. Does searching for accurate demographic information leave you pulling your hair out?  Finding accurate… read more

How Career Tech Education Helps Communities Grow

October 6, 2017

The Mobile Digital FAB LAB is a partnership between North Central Michigan College, local schools, and local industry to bring CNC Programming to students in the region. We’ve all heard the cry for more workers in the area. With Michigan… read more

Even a Cheetah Would Take a While to Eat an Elephant

October 6, 2017

CJ and Jessica Cutler recently showed their support for the growth in East Jordan with their purchase of the South Arm Café. You know what they say, “eat the elephant one bite at a time.” This is a great theory and a great way to get work done,… read more

A New Face at the NLEA !

October 6, 2017

Karen Belch – NLEA AmeriCorp Vista Staff There is a new face in the NLEA office that will be welcomed by all, especially by folks in Central Lake and Antrim County! Karen Belch will be our new AmeriCorp/Vista staff person who will provide Financial… read more

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