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

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Power of the SBDC

February 7, 2018

By Hannah Sanderson, Business Development & Growth

Starting a new business or taking your business to the next level can come with many questions, and loose ends to tie up before launch. In today‚Äôs world there are many places to go to find… read more

New NLEA Officers for 2018

February 6, 2018

By Andy Hayes, President

Stephanie Baldwin (Edgewater Design Group) began her duties as 2018 Chair of the NLEA Board in January. She follows Tim Petrosky (Consumers Energy) who served as Board Chair in 2017. Other officers include Rick Diebold… read more

East Jordan Dives into Community Assessment from the inside out

February 6, 2018

By Amanda Baker, Downtown Development Coordinator

Taking the time to assess your community can narrow down the focus of what projects are important and streamline future planning.

In early 2017, the Downtown Development Authority (DDA)… 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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