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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

December 2020 Newsletter

December 15, 2020

NLEA December 2020 news

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Included in this issue: Andy Hayes farewell remarks; assistance available for procurement opportunities; possible solution to missing middle housing; and more!  … read more

Area’s largest hiring event for 2021 canceled

December 15, 2020

Northern Michigan largest hiring event canceled 2021

Northern Michigan’s LARGEST HIRING EVENT Scheduled for March 13, 2021 at the Ellison Place in Gaylord has been canceled in an abundance of caution resulting from the health and economic concerns due to COVID-19. Following several planning… read more

Cheboygan EDC needs input to further map Broadband

December 15, 2020

Link to Cheboygan Broadband survey 2020

Cheboygan County EDC has launched their Broadband Initiative. We urge all -whether you have good internet access or not- to respond to the survey.   Cheboygan County, EDC, Townships, NLEA, the City, Schools and Businesses understand… read more

Housing: Missing in the Middle

December 14, 2020

Duplex designed in a style compatible with single family neighborhoods. Photo credit: Dan Parolek, author of Missing Middle Housing

Photo credit: Dan Parolek, author of Missing Middle Housing; Missingmiddlehousing.com By Steve Schnell, Charlevoix County Housing Ready Program Director, Housing North Housing supply on the market is at an historic low. In the… read more

Andy Hayes reflects over last 15 years

December 9, 2020

Andy Hayes 1st week at NLEA 2005

By Andy Hayes, NLEA President 2005-2020 I came to the NLEA almost 16 years ago and wow! has it been an exciting ride. Over the years we’ve been involved in many exciting projects, and developed many great relationships. It was a big job and quite… read more

November 2020 Newsletter

November 18, 2020

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Boyne City Main Street Program wins national award; Joining Jordan projects moves closer to completion; workforce housing to be added; and more!  … read more

Boyne City to add to workforce housing inventory (Development to add 145 units)

November 10, 2020

By Steve Schnell, Charlevoix County Housing Ready Program Director, Housing North With home prices rising faster than incomes it is even more important to look for housing solutions that meet the needs of our workforce. Between 2011 and 2018,… read more

Going Pro Grant Accepting Applications

November 2, 2020

The “Going Pro Talent Fund” has been refunded for 2020 applications to be submitted from 11/2/20 – 11/30/20 through your local Michigan Works Business Services Team.    For companies in Cheboygan County please… read more

October 2020 Newsletter

October 24, 2020

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Get details on a grant opportunity from the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development; hear about President David Emmel’s first month; and more! read more

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