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

NLEA Employment Opportunity

Economic Development: Business Retention & Growth Specialist

Job Posting – Flexibility, generous benefits, work-life integration, and the opportunity to help make a difference in the economic vitality of your region. This is what a career at the Northern Lakes Economic Alliance (NLEA) can offer you!  This is a full-time position.

The NLEA is a dynamic economic and community development organization that works with multiple partners to create and retain jobs throughout a four-county service area.  Our mission is accomplished by supporting the businesses, entrepreneurs and communities in Antrim, Charlevoix, Cheboygan and Emmet Counties, Michigan, USA.

The NLEA is seeking a qualified candidate to join our team of economic and community development professionals.  This position focuses on the retention and growth of area companies and manufacturers.

If you are a team player and want to make an impact by working with businesses to grow the economy, this opportunity is for you.

What we need from you:

  • Energy and the ability to work well both on your own and with a team
  • Excellent communication skills, both in writing and public speaking
  • The ability to manage multiple complex projects at a time
  • A capacity to build relationships with partners and stakeholders
  • Knowledge of business resources and economic development tools as well as a willingness to learn.
  • The desire to help entrepreneurs, businesses, and communities find solutions to help create and retain jobs in our region
  • A bachelor’s degree in fields that relate to business & community development, communication, planning, marketing or related field. Experience in economic development will also be considered.

What you can expect from us:

  • A fun, professional, and supportive working atmosphere
  • Flexible work hours and the ability for work-life integration
  • The tools and training to be successful at your position
  • Competitive pay and excellent benefits package including health care, vacation, retirement, company car, and cell phone stipend
  • A challenging, interesting, and diverse number of large and small projects to manage

Before proceeding, please review the detailed job description here..

Please email confidential cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to: Andy Hayes, President – Northern Lakes Economic Alliance.  Subject:  Economic Development Position –

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled.

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