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

Economic Alphabet Soup-CDBG

September 10, 2018

Jessica Lovay, Office Manager/Grant Administrator Elk Rapids Façade Project-Brick Restoration on the Starboard Inn Acronyms and Economic Development are like peanut butter and jelly—they go hand in hand. So CDBG, what does that even… read more

Untapped Funds in your Rural Community

September 10, 2018

Carly Bortz, Administrative/Communications Assistant You could be missing out on loan programs for your home or business. Eligible businesses and home buyers/owners in rural communities could receive USDA assistance, but local lenders… read more

What would first-time Tourists say about your Community?

September 10, 2018

Amanda Baker, Downtown Development Coordinator More than 70 residents showed up for the Community Report Forum hosted by the MSUE First Impressions in Tourism (FIT) team and the East Jordan Community Marketing Team. East Jordan continues… read more

Making the Vision Happen!

August 8, 2018

Janet Koch, Community Development It’s here. Your community has done the homework by holding meetings, conversations and discussions, and the community’s Vision is now in front of you. People are energized and excited and you’re… read more

Submit your Application to a Pitch Night near you!

August 8, 2018

Hannah Sanderson, Business Attraction & Growth Do you have an itch to start a new business? Would you like to open your new business somewhere in northern Michigan? And finally, would you like to win money for your new business? Then we have… read more

5 Ways to Boost your Online Presence

August 8, 2018

Carly Bortz, Administrative/Communications Assistant Forget the hand shake and cut the small talk—people form a first impression of online content in a mere 50 milliseconds, (Medium/Marketing and Entrepreneurship). That’s a short… read more

Going Pro…A Fresh Name for Training your Workforce!

August 8, 2018

Buck Love, Business Retention & Growth To better reflect the importance of a well-trained workforce and to promote a new attitude of greater training options for more than just industrial manufacturing, the training grant program,… read more

East Jordan Looks to Update Downtown

August 8, 2018

Gosling Czubak renderings give the East Jordan DDA ideas on ways to improve pedestrian access and multimodal traffic in town. Amanda Baker, Downtown Development Coordinator Don’t just invite people downtown, give them options on… read more

Jump start your Startup with the Entrepreneurial Toolkit

August 8, 2018

Isabel Hess & Andy Atkinson, NLEA Summer Interns We are excited to be able to share with you, an Entrepreneurial Toolkit for Antrim, Charlevoix, Cheboygan and Emmet County. This toolkit organizes resources available in our four county… read more

The Value of Screening for Emotional Intelligence

July 18, 2018

By Buck Love, Business Retention & Growth This talent acquisition tip is too important to overlook, and is proven to be a better predictor of a candidate’s workplace success than those who score higher on IQ or have more relevant, previous… read more

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