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2021 NLEA Annual Activities Report

May 15, 2022

2021 NLEA Annual Report PDF

Released May 2022, check out the Northern Lakes Economic Alliance Annual Activities Report for the year of 2021.


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NLEA 2021 Annual Report


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NLEA Newsletter April 2022

April 26, 2022

The Craft Beverage Industry: Riding the Wave

April 13, 2022

By: Sam Bailey, NLEA Strategic Initiatives Manager

Locals and visitors alike are familiar with the wave of breweries, wineries, and distilleries opening and expanding in Northern Michigan. The craft beverage industry is booming with an… read more

NLEA March Newsletter

March 28, 2022

The Outdoor Recreation Industry: More Than the Last Dollar

March 17, 2022

By: Sam Bailey, Strategic Initiatives Manager

A driving force in the Northern Lower Michigan economy is our status as a recreation destination; people are drawn here by the natural environment to use bikes, ATVs, skis, boats, kayaks, snowmobiles,read more

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