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

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FREE Data Diamond in the Rough

June 13, 2018

By Hannah Sanderson Business Attraction & Growth

Have you ever needed to look up demographic data for a specific area and began with the ol’ Google Search?  We are all guilty of it. Today I have for you a credible source to find… read more

NLEA Business Retention scores 80 Jobs for Emmet County/Region

June 13, 2018

By Andy Hayes NLEA President

It’s tough doing business in a rural area far from the marketplace; keeping jobs in our area is a big part of what the NLEA’s economic development program is all about. Think about it… for every job… read more

5 Reasons You Should be Writing Press Releases

June 12, 2018

By Janet Koch Community Development

Every organization—village governments, large manufacturers, county governments, small retail shops, and everything in between—has the ability to reap tremendous benefits from press… read more



The Northern Lakes Economic Alliance is a public/private non-profit organization serving Antrim, Charlevoix, Cheboygan and Emmet Counties in Michigan.  Established in 1984, the NLEA mission is to serve as a resource to local communities and businesses to retain and create jobs. Read our story…

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