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

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

Area community foundations welcome grant proposals

August 10, 2017

The Charlevoix County Community Foundation and the Petoskey-Harbor Springs Area Community Foundation announce the availability of grant dollars to support the work of area nonprofit organizations to foster positive change… read more

Volunteer Program Promotes Financial Literacy and Community Assets

August 1, 2017

Northern Lakes Economic Alliance (NLEA) has teamed up with the Michigan Non-Profit Association (MNA) and local partners: the Village of Central Lake, Armor Express, the Grand Traverse Regional Community Foundation (GTRCF), and the Michigan… read more

Business Incubators, Launch Pads, and Pop-Ups, Oh My!

July 20, 2017

Entrepreneurs know it’s tough to get started, and breaking into a new market can be a hard sell. The good news is, options are “popping up” all over to help alleviate some of those initial growing pains and launch a new business toward success.… read more

LEAN Champion Program Coming to Northern Michigan

July 18, 2017

Build your organization’s internal lean capacity as a Lean Champion and learn how to facilitate continuous improvement projects in your workplace. This six-month training will include tools for facilitating change, seeing waste… read more

ALICE Training Opportunity

July 10, 2017

The Boyne City Police Department and the ALICE Training Institute have teamed up to bring ALICE Instructor Training to Boyne City at the new City Hall on August 1st and 2nd.  This two day instructor course is designed to teach proactive… read more

Workforce Challenges Survey

July 7, 2017

Northern Lakes Economic Alliance is assisting a Strategic Initiative that is underway in the region to focus on the attraction and retention of a qualified workforce to meet the human resource needs of businesses in Charlevoix and Emmet Counties. … read more

Travel Assistance Awarded to Support Manufacturing Completion Camp

July 3, 2017

Northern Lakes Economic Alliance is excited to present $500.00 in travel assistance to four (4) northern Michigan students in support of their Manufacturing Technology, Computer Numeric Control (CNC) completion camp through North Central… read more

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

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