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

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Carly Thompson joins the NLEA

December 8, 2017

Carly Thompson is a recent college grad in May 2017. She graduated from Spring Arbor University with a Bachelor’s Degree in English.

She is also recently engaged. A Charlevoix native, Carly is excited to make Northern Michigan her home… read more

The Perfect Pitch

December 5, 2017

If you had four minutes to deliver your business pitch to six judges in a room filled with over 200 people for a chance to win over $15,000 for your new business, would you take the opportunity? On Monday, November 20th, ten new businesses took … read more

What’s in a name?… PTAC could spell big dollars for you!

November 20, 2017

Did you know the federal government purchases more than $350 billion of goods and services a year and the State of Michigan has a diverse portfolio valued at more than $11.6 billion? Did you also know that Northwest Michigan can boast of having… read more

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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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