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

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Skilled Trades Training Funds Available through Michigan Works!

September 12, 2017

 The Skilled Trades Training Fund (STTF) awards grants to employers to assist in training, developing and retaining current employees and individuals to be hired. Training is customized to meet employee skill requirements and is … read more

A New Era of Office Space

September 12, 2017

Do you have a cubicle or an office?  Is it housed within the same building as your employer?  Most would answer yes, however, there is a new definition of office space coming to town.  Co-working spaces- a shared office that … read more

NLEA Broadband Study

August 11, 2017

Thanks to a DTE Energy Foundation Grant, Brad Berkau, a recent Michigan State University graduate, and Ross Hooley, a junior at Xavier University, completed a project regarding broadband usage and availability in the rural areas of the NLEA… 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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