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

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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



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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