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

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Downtown Charlevoix Redevelopment

April 21, 2017


There has been lots of activity going on around the Van Pelt Alley in downtown Charlevoix. This redevelopment project includes three buildings along Bridge St and the Van Pelt Alley. Here is a video by owner Luther Kurtz giving a behind the scenes… read more

NLEA’s Newest Summer Interns

April 17, 2017

Sydney Smith and Amanda Fischer, NLEA's latest summer interns.

NLEA is excited to announce the two summer interns; Sydney Smith from Ball State University and Amanda Fischer from Central Michigan University.  The focus of their work will be working with various partners including Northeast… read more

NLEA Annual Luncheon Keynote Speaker is…

April 14, 2017


Football great, broadcaster and entrepreneur Jon Jansen will be the keynote speaker for the Northern Lakes Economic Alliance Annual Luncheon, May 19, 11:30am – 1:30pm at the Petoskey Northmen Football Stadium.

A multi-sport High… 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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