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

2020 Pitch Nights postponed

July 15, 2020

The community and regional annual business model competitions known as “Pitch Nights” have proven to be a good way to support business attraction and growth and continue to offer resources for entrepreneurs to launch and grow… read more

NLEA to facilitate over $2,000,000 in recovery grants for the area

July 15, 2020

NLEA to facilitate Over $2 milllion in grant applications.

Buck Love / Director of Business Retention In partnership with Networks Northwest (NW Reg 2) and Target Alpena (NE Reg 3) the NLEA will facilitate $2,011,306 in business grants in the NLEA service area. Within our area, the NLEA will… read more

July NLEA Newsletter

July 14, 2020

NLEA July news

Click here for full July 2020 NLEA Newsletter.

In this issue: NLEA to facilitate over $2 million in MSBRP grants; Kurth Robotics “How it’s Made in Northern Michigan; Get help creating a prototype; and more!  read more

East Jordan’s “Joining Jordan”

July 14, 2020

Construction on East Jordan's Joining Jordan project continues.

After months of planning and anticipation the City of East Jordan is making progress on their “Joining Jordan” Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) project. The $2.2M grant project includes a pedestrian boardwalk… read more

Mancelona adds workforce housing and upgrades commercial spaces downtown

July 14, 2020

Mancelona adds workforce housing and upgrades commercial spaces downtown

The Village of Mancelona has been the center of some commercial and residential development thanks to Anchor Management Group LLC . Jason Green ( pictured -R with Village President Mike Allison-L)… read more

Local entrepreneurs highlighted as Disrupters

July 13, 2020

Local entrepreneur disruptors

How has business changed for some of the latest NLEA Pitch Night winners? Traverse City Business News caught up with these entrepreneurs to see what has happened and what is next.

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Meet Kurth Robotics in “How It’s Made in Northern Michigan”

July 13, 2020

How it's Made at Kurth Robotics video

Do you ever wonder how things are actually made? We run into people all the time that tell us how amazed they are to find out exactly what happens inside that business they drive by every day. Focusing in on a summer project this year Emma… read more

Need a functioning prototype to solve a challenge?

July 13, 2020

Dr. Richard Hayes introduces senior prototype design opportunity.

The Central Michigan University School of Engineering can do just that; and the come to you! Check out the video for an introduction to the program from Senior Design Coordinator, Dr. Richard Hayes.  … read more

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