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

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DTE Energy Foundation Grant Funds Broadband Internet Project

June 6, 2017

NLEA is excited to announce two summer interns, Ross Hooley from Xavier University and Brad Berkau, a recent graduate of Michigan State University. The focus of their effort will be working with various partners including Antrim, … read more

MDARD Supports Community Projects

May 31, 2017

The Village of Ellsworth in Antrim County is in the heart of Banks Township. With a total area of 0.80 square miles, 0.08 square miles of which consists of fresh water, designing an appropriate sanitary sewer system for the 142 households poses… read more

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

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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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