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

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Northern Lakes Economic Alliance

October 12, 2018


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Four East Jordan Entrepreneurs win Startup Capital Totaling $14,500!

Seven entrepreneurs, business owners and three

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Fiber is the Future

September 12, 2018

Andy Hayes, NLEA President

The FCC estimates that more than 350,000 homes in rural areas of Michigan cannot connect to higher speed internet providers. A great partner of NLEA, Great Lakes Energy, came in to help answer the call for higher speeds… read more

Public Spaces Community Places

September 12, 2018

Crowdfunding Campaign to benefit GreenLight East Jordan

Hannah Sanderson, Business Attraction & Growth

“The Breezeway,” a 26-mile business corridor that stretches from Atwood to Boyne Falls, will soon be activated through a … read more



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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