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

Short Term Rentals and Housing

April 12, 2021

for rent home

By Steve Schnell, Charlevoix County Housing Ready Program Director for Housing North Short Term Rentals are important to the economy of northern Michigan, especially for many communities in Northwest Michigan. We have an abundance… read more

Antrim County small businesses can apply for COVID relief grant

April 9, 2021


Grant application & guide is available now at

  BELLLAIRE, MICHIGAN – Businesses with nine or fewer full‐time employees hurt by the COVID‐19 pandemic … read more

Stormy Kromer a Cap & Ale House Honored as a 2021 Michigan Celebrates Awardee

April 9, 2021

Stormy Kromer Cap & Ale House

Cheboygan, Michigan- Stormy Kromer a Cap & Ale House is recognized as one of the 2021 awardees for the Michigan Small Business Development Center Best Small Business award. Stormy Kromer A Cap & Ale House will be honored at the 17th… read more

Join the NLEA Team

March 18, 2021

We are hiring! Flexibility, work-life integration, and the opportunity to help make a difference in the economic vitality of your region. This is what a career at the Northern Lakes Economic Alliance (NLEA) can offer you! NLEA is searching… read more

March 2021 Newsletter

March 17, 2021

NLEA News March 2021

February 2021 Newsletter

February 22, 2021

NLEA Announces Two New Members to Board of Directors

February 16, 2021

NLEA to facilitate Over $2 milllion in grant applications.

Northern Lakes Economic Alliance (NLEA) is pleased to announce two recently appointed members to the Board of Directors. Juliette King McAvoy from King Orchards and David Roland Finley, PhD from North Central Michigan College. Julietteread more

Newly-formed collaboration to empower economic growth

February 13, 2021

Arrowhead Incubator

The Northern Lakes Economic Alliance is participating in the newly-formed Northern Michigan Native Commerce Team (NMNCT). As a collaborator and resource provider for the region’s businesses and communities, NLEA’s relationships… read more

January 2021 Newsletter

January 28, 2021

NLEA news January 2021

Is your community ready for what’s next?

January 18, 2021

Boyne City downtown in January

 One thing COVID-19 has thought us is we cannot be too prepared, is your community prepared for what is next? Michigan communities can participate in the Redevelopment Ready Communities (RRC) program. This is a free state-wide certification… read more

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