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

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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


The Northern Lakes Economic Alliance is a public/private non-profit organization serving Antrim, Charlevoix, Cheboygan and Emmet Counties in Michigan.  Established in 1984, the NLEA mission is to serve as a resource to local communities and businesses to retain and create jobs. Read our story…

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