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NLEA December 2023 News

December 22, 2023

Payton Heins to Lead NLEA

December 18, 2023

The Northern Lakes Economic Alliance (NLEA) today announced the hiring of its new leader. Payton Heins has been named the president of the organization and will begin work on Jan. 8, 2024. Heins comes to the NLEA from the Michigan Office of Rural… read more

Buck Love Retires From the NLEA

November 17, 2023

Written by: Sam Bailey, Strategic Initiatives Manager Buck Love Retires In November, Harold “Buck” Love, Business Retention and Growth Specialist, retired from the NLEA after more than six years with the organization. Buck joined… read more

NLEA November 2023 News

November 17, 2023

NLEA Establishes New Revolving Loan Fund with EDA Support

November 16, 2023

The U.S. Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration has announced that it has awarded the Northern Lakes Economic Alliance a $400,000 investment to establish a revolving loan fund. The fund will serve as a financing tool… read more

NLEA October 2023 News

October 25, 2023

NLEA September 2023 News

September 28, 2023

Local Labor Force Continues Post-COVID Growth; But There’s Still Cause for Concern

September 21, 2023

Monthly labor force data shows the regional workforce is approaching pre-COVID levels. However, the region’s aging population poses a long term challenge.

By: Sam Bailey – Strategic Initiatives Manager, NLEA There is good newsread more

NLEA August 2023 News

August 30, 2023

NLEA News Aug 2023

Summer Interns Finish; Talent Campaign Continues

August 24, 2023

As the summer ends and the 2023 NLEA/DTE Energy Foundation Interns move on, the Choose the North campaign will continue. The intern project was created with the goal of attracting and retaining young talent in our region. To achieve this, the… read more

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