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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

NLEA Partners Bolster Hiring

March 2, 2018

By Buck Love, Business Retention and Growth In response to workforce shortages in Northeast and Northwest Michigan counties, collaborative efforts are underway to bolster hiring efforts for our regional employers in all sectors. Two hiring… read more

6 Ways to Create a Great Community

March 2, 2018

By Janet Koch, Community Development Over the last few months, I have visited many municipalities in NLEA’s four-county region. Our cities, villages, townships, and counties each have wonderful and unique characteristics, but I’ve… read more

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