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December 2022 NLEA News

December 22, 2022

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Long-Time NLEA Board Member and Antrim County Administrator Retires

December 20, 2022

After more than 30 years serving the residents of Antrim County, County Administrator Pete Garwood retired on December 16, 2022. In his capacity as administrator, Pete served on the board of the Northern Lakes Economic Alliance from when… read more

NLEA Urges Area to Challenge FCC and State Broadband Maps Through Interactive Portal

December 15, 2022

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has released a new National Broadband Map. Since high-speed internet is not accessible to many rural businesses and homes in Antrim, Charlevoix, Cheboygan, and Emmet Counties, the Northern… read more

November 2022 News

November 28, 2022

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Back to Normal or a New Normal?

November 21, 2022

Back to Normal or New Normal in Northern Michigan Workforce

This article examines the post-COVID labor force. While seasonal cycles remain, the total number of people in the workforce is smaller than before.

by Sam Bailey, Strategic Initiatives Manager The year 2022 was supposed to be the year when… read more

October 2022 News

November 15, 2022

September 2022 NLEA News

September 21, 2022

August 2022 Newsletter

August 23, 2022

August 2022 NLEA News

The Outdoor Recreation Industry: Northern Michigan’s Natural Asset

August 17, 2022

Using Dun & Bradstreet data, this article examines the economic impact of the outdoor recreation industry and its subsectors.

By: Abigail Kendziorski, NLEA/DTE Energy Foundation Intern ‘22 With various trails and bodies of water,… read more

The Proving Grounds

August 13, 2022

This article highlights outdoor recreation businesses using Northern Lower Michigan as a proving ground for new products.

By: Sam Bailey, Strategic Initiatives Manager and Abigail Kendziorski, NLEA/DTE Energy Foundation Summerread more

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