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2021 NLEA Annual Activities Report

May 15, 2022

2021 NLEA Annual Report PDF

Released May 2022, check out the Northern Lakes Economic Alliance Annual Activities Report for the year of 2021.   Click below for the full report: NLEA 2021 Annual Report    … read more

NLEA Newsletter April 2022

April 26, 2022

The Craft Beverage Industry: Riding the Wave

April 13, 2022

By: Sam Bailey, NLEA Strategic Initiatives Manager Locals and visitors alike are familiar with the wave of breweries, wineries, and distilleries opening and expanding in Northern Michigan. The craft beverage industry is booming with an… read more

NLEA March Newsletter

March 28, 2022

The Outdoor Recreation Industry: More Than the Last Dollar

March 17, 2022

By: Sam Bailey, Strategic Initiatives Manager A driving force in the Northern Lower Michigan economy is our status as a recreation destination; people are drawn here by the natural environment to use bikes, ATVs, skis, boats, kayaks, snowmobiles,read more

Northern Lakes Economic Symposium & Showcase

March 16, 2022

Join in the local economic and community development discussion with regional and state leaders.  The inaugural Northern Lakes Economic Symposium & Annual Showcase is a forum for local and state government officials, communityread more

February 2022 Newsletter

February 22, 2022

Housing Readiness

February 15, 2022

Andrea Jacobs Contributed by: Andrea Jacobs, Emmet County Housing Ready Program Director Crisis. Problem. Barriers. We are all facing the same picture. We, in Northern Michigan, are having similar conversations in economics, housing,… read more

January 2022 News – Meet “Blue Economy”

January 26, 2022

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The Blue Economy: The Past, Present, and a Potential Future

January 19, 2022

By: Sam Bailey, Strategic Initiatives Manager

What is a Blue Economy?

The lakes and rivers of Antrim, Charlevoix, Cheboygan, and Emmet Counties shape our lives everyday. They support many of the pastimes that define the “up north” lifestyle,… read more

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