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School is Out, Are Teen Workers In?

June 21, 2022

By: Sam Bailey, NLEA Strategic Initiatives Manager

With high school and college students now on summer break, many local businesses are hoping to gain some relief from the national labor shortage. Governor Whitmer is highlighting the importance… read more

Welcome Abigal Kendziorski – Summer Intern

June 20, 2022

Abigail Kendziorski NLEA

Northern Lakes Economic Alliance (NLEA) welcomes Abigail Kendziorski from Petoskey as the 2022 NLEA/DTE Energy Foundation Summer Intern. Every summer, the NLEA hires college students, with funds provided by the DTE Energy Foundation,… read more

Welcome Chris Bauer, AICP

June 20, 2022

The Northern Lakes Economic Alliance (NLEA) hired Chris Bauer, AICP as the Community and Economic Development Manager. Prior to arriving in northern Michigan, Bauer worked for the New York State Department of State in the Office of Planning… read more

NLEA Hosts MI STEM Forward Info Session

June 16, 2022

With the region, state, and nation facing a talent crunch, the NLEA is seeking innovative ways to support local businesses. On Wednesday, June 15th, the NLEA hosted a virtual info session for local businesses on MI STEM Forward. The program… read more

Successful Annual Northern Lakes Economic Symposium and Showcase

June 9, 2022

NLEA Symposium and Showcase networking

By: Sam Bailey, Strategic Initiatives Manager

On Friday, May 13th , the Northern Lakes Economic Alliance welcomed approximately 250 attendees to the first annual Northern Lakes Economic Symposium and Showcase at Boyne Mountain Resort!… read more

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