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

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Plant Expansions keep jobs and families in Charlevoix County

May 23, 2018

By Buck Love, Business Retention & Growth

Two expansion projects in Charlevoix County have come down the pipeline and into the hands of NLEA. Both DCL Inc. and Van Dam Marine have been approved to begin plans to expand their operations.… read more

You’re either green and growing, or ripe and rotting. Is growth a bad thing?

May 23, 2018

By Andy Hayes, President-Northern Lakes Economic Alliance

I recently attended a meeting downstate where the discussion centered on how we can benefit Michigan and its communities. In typical brainstorm fashion, our large group was divided… read more

Economic Development Takes Center Stage

May 22, 2018

By Carly Thompson, Administrative/Communications Assistant

NLEA welcomed over 400 elected officials and representatives from local chambers, communities, and businesses to celebrate regional economic development on Friday, May … read more

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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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