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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

Investing in Healthy Homes

October 22, 2020

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By Steven Schnell, Charlevoix County Housing Ready Program Director, Housing North   A lot has changed in the housing market in the last 10 years and the rate of change has only increased during the economic uncertainty of Covid-19.… read more

Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Grant

October 20, 2020

A MDARD Rural Development Grant is available and NLEA staff has reviewed and researched grant parameters easily laying them out for interested companies here. Application deadline is 11/19/20.   Funding will be focused on the following… read more

Government for Tomorrow

October 20, 2020

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Government for Tomorrow is a program created by Charlevoix High School student Liam Dreyer after being appointed as the first student member of the City of Charlevoix’s Downtown Development Authority Board in… read more

One to Watch – SteelGrip SAMM

October 20, 2020

SteelGrip SAMM demo on roof

Up and coming Elk Rapids company SteelGrip SAMM® offers a unique safety product – SAMM mats – safety assist magnetic mats for working on steel roofing. The company owners Neil and Lin Warner produce the mats. The… read more

September 2020 Newsletter

September 17, 2020

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Register now open for the Multi-State Connecting Entrepreneurial Communities virtual conference; See how Shaggy’s Copper Country Skis helped with back to school; learn about… read more

NLEA Announces New President

September 9, 2020

The Northern Lakes Economic Alliance (NLEA), in conjunction with MSU Extension, have announced the new President of the NLEA. David Emmel of Harbor Springs will step into that role next month succeeding Andy Hayes who will retire at the end… read more

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