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

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

NLEA July News 2023

July 28, 2023

NLEA News June 2023

June 27, 2023

2023 Intern Project: Choose the North

June 27, 2023

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2023 Intern Project

To address the talent challenges faced by many local businesses, the 2023 NLEA/DTE Energy Foundation Interns are launching a talent attraction campaign and brand to show what makes living and working in Northern Lower… read more

How Much Does Tourism Really Impact the Local Economy?

June 19, 2023

Examining the economic impact of tourism through PureMichigan data and seasonal population estimates.

By Sam Bailey, Strategic Initiatives Manager The short answer, a lot. Now that it is June, seasonal residents and visitors are… read more

David Emmel Announces Retirement from NLEA

June 2, 2023

David Emmel has announced his retirement as President of the Northern Lakes Economic Alliance (NLEA). The retirement is effective immediately; however, he will remain with the organization on a part-time basis to continue to lead its operations… read more

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