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

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Northern Lakes Economic Alliance Staff

NLEA & DTE Foundation Summer 2016 Interns 2016 interns

Thanks to a grant from the DTE Energy Foundation, the NLEA will have two summer interns; Alison Burnell from University of Michigan and Brad Berkau from Michigan State University. The focus of their work will be working with various partners including Char-Em Intermediate School District, Networks Northwest, MI Works of Northwest Michigan, North Central Michigan College, Baker College and local employers to share information about regional “in-demand” careers and training. Photos, interviews, videos, social media, and press releases will be part of their summer game plan.

NW Michigan Agriculture Business Team


Wendy Wieland Innovative Counselor

Wendy Wieland Agriculture Innovative Counselor MSU Extension/Product Center

Annie Olds MI-SBDC Regional Director – Northwest

Annie (Shetler) Olds Regional Director SBDC & Ag. Specialist

Susan Cocciarelli Convener NW Ag & Food System Sector Alliance

Core Partners