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Manthei Veneer Rebuilds with $280,000 Award

May 16, 2018

By Hannah Sanderson, Business Attraction & Growth

With a new product on the horizon and production ramping up pace, Manthei Veneer was met with a very unexpected disaster. In August of 2017, Manthei Veneer suffered the complete loss of… read more

5 Ways the Arts Impact Rural Economies

April 17, 2018

By Carly Thompson, Administrative/Communications Assistant

Arts organizations contribute more to their local economies than you might realize. Within rural communities, the cultural hub of arts centers and arts industries create an… read more

CLEO Foundation Aids Childhood Development

April 17, 2018

By Ethan Duffield, AmeriCorps Vista Community Liaison 

The Village of Central Lake is the beneficiary of a unique gift, the Cleo M. Purdy Endowment. As a result of a generous donation to the community allocated to the growth of young families… 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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