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

Northwest Michigan DDA Forums

June 1, 2015

Visioning sessions lead the way to a better downtown for all. Addressing an identified need in our communities, NLEA is organizing and facilitating regular meetings for Downtown Development Authority officials in Northwest Michigan.… read more

Hear it from the expert: Mike Rowe talks about Michigan’s Skilled Trades Need

May 27, 2015

Celebrity Mike Rowe from “Dirty Jobs” featured in videos for Michigan Skilled Trades On May 27th, M-Live reported that “The State…at the Mackinac Policy Conference announced a partnership with Mike Rowe and his foundation, mikeroweWorks,… read more

2015 Annual Luncheon

May 26, 2015

The 2015 NLEA Annual Luncheon was jump out of your chair exciting! 700 people gathered on May 20, 2015 to celebrate the economic development partnerships that thrive throughout the NLEA region. Local and state government officials, community… read more

CNC Training Right at Your Doorstep

May 15, 2015

CNC Training Right at Your Doorstep

The exciting collaborative regional project to provide a critical resource to the manufacturing business community is about to become a reality!  Our new Mobile Digital Fabrication Lab to be known as… read more

Selling To The Government Expands Business!

May 1, 2015

Understanding the Government Marketplace workshop – May 19th! Many companies seek new market segments to expand their business. Selling products and services to the U.S Government (as well as State & Local government) is… read more

Beards Brews Up a Winner

April 30, 2015

Custom brew served up at Beards Brewery in downtown Petoskey. Congratulations goes out to Beards Brewery of Petoskey for their second consecutive title of “People’s Choice” at the Brew-Ski Festival recently held at Boyne Highlands… read more

“Economic” Gardening is Right For All Seasons

April 29, 2015

Van Dam Custom Boats GROW their Business! Spring is the time when gardeners start their gardening projects and sow their seeds. Economic Gardening provides a way for existing businesses to grow their business, anytime of the year. The Pure… read more

Beaver Island Public Schools Utilize Robot Teachers

April 22, 2015

Photo by Northern Islander showing the new technology When your school faces extreme challenges, like being located on the second most remote island in the largest freshwater bodies of water on the Earth, technology can be a friend or a foe… read more

Petoskey Featured in “Best Places to Start a Business in Michigan”

April 15, 2015

Sungem Staff Hard at Work Recently 128 towns in Michigan were analyzed by NerdWallet, a consumer finance website, to determine the Best Places to Start a Business in Michigan.  Petoskey was ranked #6 in the state!  Six metrics in two categories… read more

“Fab Lab” Impresses State Legislators in Lansing

April 5, 2015

“Fab Lab” Recognized at State Capitol A group of “Fab Lab” Manufacturing Advisory Team partners traveled to Lansing to participate in a special “Fab Lab” recognition event and demonstration at the State Capitol on Wednesday,… read more

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