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Michigan DNR & Industrial Arts Institute Blaze New Trails with Creative Partnership

September 16, 2021

welding student

The next time you’re hiking on the North Central, North Eastern, or North Western state trails, take a closer look at the new trail gates. There’s a chance they were made by welding students from Industrial Arts Institute in Onaway, Michigan.… read more

Northern Michigan is Going Grey: An Aging Population and Its Effects

September 11, 2021

By: Sam Bailey, NLEA/DTE Energy Foundation Graduate Intern ‘21

Everyone goes grey at a different rate, but Northern Lower Michigan is quickly going grey. Data collected by the US Census Bureau’s American Community Survey reveals that… read more

NLEA August 2021 Newsletter

August 23, 2021

Click here to check out what’s going on this month in the Northern Lakes Economic Alliance Newsletter.

  • Announcing Northern Lakes Innovation Alliance – a new program that provides space for entrepreneurs to grow ideas and access
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Quantifying the Local Labor Shortage

August 18, 2021

By: Sam Bailey, NLEA/DTE Foundation Graduate Intern

Living in Northern Lower Michigan, we’re familiar with the “Help Wanted” signs that dot the roadside every summer, yet this summer the signs seem to be everywhere. The month of June… read more

Introducing Northern Lakes Innovation Alliance

August 17, 2021

NLEA-Innovation Alliance

The Northern Lakes Economic Alliance (NLEA) introduces a new program that provides space for entrepreneurs to grow ideas and access capital.

Northern Lakes Innovation Alliance is an event for innovators in various industries to pitch their… read more

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