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How many uses for a paperclip can you name?

March 7, 2018

By Hannah Sanderson, Business Attraction & Growth

A study followed 1,500 kids from kindergarten through elementary, middle and high school. At each level of schooling the kids were asked, “How many ways can you think to use a paperclip?”… read more

Charlevoix to host statewide Entrepreneurship Conference

March 5, 2018

By Andy Hayes, President

Michigan State University (MSU) Extension is excited to announce that Charlevoix will be the host community for the annual statewide “Connecting Entrepreneurial Communities” conference October 3-4, 2018.… read more

Rising Tide: Making Central Lake a Destination

March 5, 2018

By Ethan Duffield, AmeriCorps Vista Community Liason

Rising Tide is a statewide program that aims to attract business investment and create a path toward economic sustainability and growth. Antrim County’s Village of Central Lake was… 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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