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

Take the Next Step with the MI-STEP Program

January 9, 2018

By Hannah Sanderson, Business Attraction and Growth Exporting can increase your customer base and provide long term stability- are you ready for the next STEP? Businesses, who export a product, can diversify their customer base which, in… read more

Get Ready, Get Set, Get a Strategic Plan

January 5, 2018

By Amanda Baker, Downtown Development Coordinator Northern Lakes Economic Alliance (NLEA) and Networks Northwest invited area Downtown Development Authority (DDA) representatives to explore the hows and whys behind strategic… read more

How the STTF Grant Awards Impact Northern Michigan

January 5, 2018

By Buck Love, Business Retention and Growth In a world full of acronyms, these 4 letters will have a significant impact on our four-county region for 2018. In this fifth year of the Skilled Trades Training Fund (STTF) grant awards, employers… read more

If You Want a Better Team… Don’t Give Em an Answer!

January 5, 2018

By Andy Hayes, President Want a higher preforming team? My suggestion is to ask more questions and give fewer answers. I’ve learned over the 35+ years I’ve worked with staff teams the best way to developread more

The Times They Are A-Changin’

January 3, 2018

By Janet Koch, Community Development   In the next few years, many organizations will be facing the retirement of a significant number of key employees. The red in the adjacent chart highlights the two highest population age groups of… read more

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