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

Northern Lakes Economic Alliance

October 12, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Northern Lakes Economic Alliance •  •

Four East Jordan Entrepreneurs win Startup Capital Totaling $14,500!

Seven entrepreneurs, business owners and three

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Fiber is the Future

September 12, 2018

Andy Hayes, NLEA President The FCC estimates that more than 350,000 homes in rural areas of Michigan cannot connect to higher speed internet providers. A great partner of NLEA, Great Lakes Energy, came in to help answer the call for higher speeds… read more

Public Spaces Community Places

September 12, 2018

Crowdfunding Campaign to benefit GreenLight East Jordan

Hannah Sanderson, Business Attraction & Growth “The Breezeway,” a 26-mile business corridor that stretches from Atwood to Boyne Falls, will soon be activated through a… read more

You Want to Build a What? The Scoop on ADUs.

September 11, 2018

Janet Koch, Community Development What would you say if I told you there’s a way, available right now, to help alleviate the housing shortage? According to the American Planning Association, an accessory dwelling unit, or ADU, is a “smaller,… read more

Economic Alphabet Soup-CDBG

September 10, 2018

Jessica Lovay, Office Manager/Grant Administrator Elk Rapids Façade Project-Brick Restoration on the Starboard Inn Acronyms and Economic Development are like peanut butter and jelly—they go hand in hand. So CDBG, what does that even… read more

Untapped Funds in your Rural Community

September 10, 2018

Carly Bortz, Administrative/Communications Assistant You could be missing out on loan programs for your home or business. Eligible businesses and home buyers/owners in rural communities could receive USDA assistance, but local lenders… read more

What would first-time Tourists say about your Community?

September 10, 2018

Amanda Baker, Downtown Development Coordinator More than 70 residents showed up for the Community Report Forum hosted by the MSUE First Impressions in Tourism (FIT) team and the East Jordan Community Marketing Team. East Jordan continues… read more

Making the Vision Happen!

August 8, 2018

Janet Koch, Community Development It’s here. Your community has done the homework by holding meetings, conversations and discussions, and the community’s Vision is now in front of you. People are energized and excited and you’re… read more

Submit your Application to a Pitch Night near you!

August 8, 2018

Hannah Sanderson, Business Attraction & Growth Do you have an itch to start a new business? Would you like to open your new business somewhere in northern Michigan? And finally, would you like to win money for your new business? Then we have… read more

5 Ways to Boost your Online Presence

August 8, 2018

Carly Bortz, Administrative/Communications Assistant Forget the hand shake and cut the small talk—people form a first impression of online content in a mere 50 milliseconds, (Medium/Marketing and Entrepreneurship). That’s a short… read more

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