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

System for Integrated Growth program

September 9, 2020

System for Integrated Growth

The MEDC in collaboration with the Edward Lowe Foundation is offering the “System for Integrated Growth” (SIG) program. SIG is designed for second stage growth companies who are at a pivotal point in their development and need assistance… read more

NLEA August 2020 Newsletter

August 23, 2020

NLEA August News blog

Click here for the August 2020 Newsletter.

This issue includes: Multi-state virtual entrepreneur conference; “How it’s Made” Link Industries; Pitch Night updates; progress on the Onaway Trailhead; new event… read more

New event venue in East Jordan

August 16, 2020

Inside The Boathouse in East Jordan

The Boathouse on Lake Charlevoix, located in East Jordan, is owned by Rick and Rebecca Gotts who began renovating a marina and boat storage buildings in 2018. After much hard work and patiently awaiting the delays of Michigan’s… read more

Onaway Trail makes progress

August 16, 2020

Onaway Pavilion Rendering

Earlier this year it was announced that The City of Onaway was one of the 2019 Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund Recommended Development Projects. Multiple legal steps will happen prior to the City obtaining the $204,700… read more

First Ever Virtual “Multi-State Community Entrepreneurship” Conference

August 13, 2020

First ever virtual multi-state conference map

Save the Date!  Nov 9-13, 2020 University Extension programs from Michigan State University, University of Nebraska, South Dakota State University, North Dakota State University, University of Minnesota, Penn State University,… read more

Michigan Small Business Restart Program funds to be distributed in September

August 13, 2020

Michigan Small Business Restart Program Grant money to be distributed in September

The Michigan Small Business Restart Program Grant applications closed at Midnight August 5, 2020. The final numbers for received applications shows that the demand exceeds the available grant funds by a 4:1 margin.   As mandated by… read more

2020 Pitch Nights postponed

July 15, 2020

The community and regional annual business model competitions known as “Pitch Nights” have proven to be a good way to support business attraction and growth and continue to offer resources for entrepreneurs to launch and grow… read more

NLEA to facilitate over $2,000,000 in recovery grants for the area

July 15, 2020

NLEA to facilitate Over $2 milllion in grant applications.

Buck Love / Director of Business Retention In partnership with Networks Northwest (NW Reg 2) and Target Alpena (NE Reg 3) the NLEA will facilitate $2,011,306 in business grants in the NLEA service area. Within our area, the NLEA will… read more

July NLEA Newsletter

July 14, 2020

NLEA July news

Click here for full July 2020 NLEA Newsletter.

In this issue: NLEA to facilitate over $2 million in MSBRP grants; Kurth Robotics “How it’s Made in Northern Michigan; Get help creating a prototype; and more!  read more

East Jordan’s “Joining Jordan”

July 14, 2020

Construction on East Jordan's Joining Jordan project continues.

After months of planning and anticipation the City of East Jordan is making progress on their “Joining Jordan” Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) project. The $2.2M grant project includes a pedestrian boardwalk… read more

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