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

Andy Hayes to Retire at End of Year

March 23, 2020

For Immediate Release

March 23, 2020 Boyne City, MI | March 23, 2020 – After serving 15-years at the helm of the Northern Lakes Economic Alliance (NLEA), Andy Hayes is retiring. He made the announcement Thursday, March 19 at the regular meeting… read more

NLEA to join region-wide effort amid economic challenges related to COVID-19

March 18, 2020

Northern Lakes Economic Alliance  •  231-582-6482 Andy Hayes, President of NLEA In these uncertain times, we are working diligently to remain abreast of government assistance and updates regarding Coronavirus COVID-19.… read more

SBA to Provide Disaster Assistance Loans for Small Businesses Impacted by Coronavirus (COVID-19)

March 18, 2020

  Small businesses that could benefit from SBA loans are encouraged to start collecting the information they’ll need to complete and submit their application. Examples of information needed can be found here. It is also helpful… read more

NLEA welcomes Angie Ross as Business Attraction Specialist

March 18, 2020

Northern Lakes Economic Alliance  •  231-582-6482  Andy Hayes, President of NLEA We are excited to announce that Angie Ross will be joining the NLEA as our Business Attraction & Growth specialist. Angie brings… read more

Are you ready to lead the charge?

March 17, 2020

Northern Lakes Economic Alliance  •  231-582-6482  Jessica Lovay, Community Development & Grants Is your community or business ready to take the leap into providing Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Stations? Did… read more

NLEA seeks 2020 summer interns

March 6, 2020

Great job opportunity for college students

Northern Lakes Economic Alliance  •  231-582-6482  NLEA interns from the past five years have engaged in meaningful projects, and have been proud to add their end-product to… read more

Will Opportunity Zone investing work for me?

February 28, 2020

Northern Lakes Economic Alliance  •  231-582-6482  Buck Love, Business Retention & Growth With 3 Opportunity Zones eligible for investment within the NLEA service area, interest is emerging for more information… read more

MSF actions help create vibrant community spaces, support entrepreneurial programs and promote Michigan as world-class business location

February 27, 2020

Courtesy of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) • Community development projects will bring new vitality and economic activity to Albion, Ironwood, East Jordan and Plainwell • Business marketing efforts… read more

MEDC Announces Second Stage Growth Solutions Program

February 27, 2020

Courtesy of Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) Second Stage Growth Solutions Program: The Second Stage Growth Solutions Program is the new name for the collection of services the MEDC offers to second-stage companies… read more

Consumers Energy Foundation Announces “Put Your Town on the Map” Competition

February 27, 2020

Courtesy of Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC)   Consumers Energy Foundation Announces $50,000 in Support for Michigan’s Small Towns in ‘Put Your Town on the Map’ Competition: The Consumers Energy Foundation… read more

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