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NLEA August 2021 Newsletter

August 23, 2021

Click here to check out what’s going on this month in the Northern Lakes Economic Alliance Newsletter.

  • Announcing Northern Lakes Innovation Alliance – a new program that provides space for entrepreneurs to grow ideas and access
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Quantifying the Local Labor Shortage

August 18, 2021

By: Sam Bailey, NLEA/DTE Foundation Graduate Intern Living in Northern Lower Michigan, we’re familiar with the “Help Wanted” signs that dot the roadside every summer, yet this summer the signs seem to be everywhere. The month of June… read more

Introducing Northern Lakes Innovation Alliance

August 17, 2021

NLEA-Innovation Alliance

The Northern Lakes Economic Alliance (NLEA) introduces a new program that provides space for entrepreneurs to grow ideas and access capital. Northern Lakes Innovation Alliance is an event for innovators in various industries to pitch their… read more

Building the Housing Toolbox – All Hands on Deck

August 16, 2021

Housing North-interior home

By Yarrow Brown, Executive Director Housing North We know that housing is a challenge across Northwest Michigan. It’s been talked about for years but is growing more dire. Now’s the time for action – to be creative and put new tools… read more

Bids open for Charlevoix vacant lot

August 4, 2021


The City of Charlevoix is accepting bids for the vacant lot located at 1522 Bridge Street. The City will accept and
publicly open bids on Thursday, October 7th, 2021 at 10:00 am EDT at the office of the City Clerk, City of Charlevoix,
210 State… read more

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