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The Blue Economy: The Past, Present, and a Potential Future

January 19, 2022

By: Sam Bailey, Strategic Initiatives Manager

What is a Blue Economy?

The lakes and rivers of Antrim, Charlevoix, Cheboygan, and Emmet Counties shape our lives everyday. They support many of the pastimes that define the “up north” lifestyle,… read more

December 2021 Newsletter

December 21, 2021

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NLIA Agriculture Award Recipients

December 14, 2021

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On December 8, 2021 NLEA held a Northern Lakes Innovation Alliance (NLIA) event focused on the Agriculture Industry. At each NLIA event innovators in various industries pitch their start-up or growth idea for a chance to receive grant funding.… read more

Great Lakes Energy helps Oceana County grower with $3.65 million expansion project

December 8, 2021

MEARS – Great Lakes Energy recently helped an Oceana County agricultural business secure a $900,000 zero-interest loan to help finance a $3.65 million expansion project that will benefit not only the business but also the surrounding … read more

Hiring: Business Development Director

December 8, 2021

Business Development Director, Northern Lakes Economic Alliance


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Founded in 1984, The Northern Lakes Economic Alliance (NLEA) is Northern Michigan’s regional economic developmentread more

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