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

MDARD Announces New Grant Opportunity

December 29, 2016

The Michigan Department of Agriculture & Rural Development is offering a new competitive grant program aimed to promote the sustainability of land-based industries and support infrastructure benefiting rural communities in Michigan.   … read more

Improvements to Camp Sea-Gull

December 27, 2016

Hayes Township in Charlevoix County recently learned that the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and the Great Lakes Fishery Trust selected Camp Sea-Gull, the public park they own on Lake Charlevoix, to receive a total of $912,400… read more

Opportunity to become LEAN

December 22, 2016

North Central Michigan College has partnered up with Northern Michigan College to bring the Northern Counties their first lean manufacturing course. This will help build your organization’s internal lean capacity as a lean champion… read more

MI DNR Announces Grant Recommendations

December 20, 2016

For the past 40 years, the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund has supported opportunities for Michiganders to experience natural resources. This month the Trust Fund board met and recommended $47.6 million in grant funding statewide… read more

Happy Holidays!

December 19, 2016

Northern Lakes Economic Alliance Staff would like to say
Happy Holidays!

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Downtown Bellaire Vision

December 15, 2016

After years of planning and lots of hard work by the Bellaire Downtown Development Authority (DDA) Board, the Village of Bellaire recently approved a Development and Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Plan designed to promote economic growth… read more

Round 2 MCACA Mini-grants Open

December 12, 2016

Applications are being accepted for Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs Minigrants through¬†January 15,2017.¬† Region 2 applications are being accepted for Project Minigrants (up to $4,000) and Professional and Organizational… read more

MIWorks! Speaks at DDA Forum

December 6, 2016

Northern Lakes Economic Alliance and Networks Northwest continued their DDA Forums in November in Elk Rapids. Area DDAs are invited to meet and discuss relevant topics and share ideas to keep our Northern Michigan communities thriving and… read more

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