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

“Walking the Walk” Organizations demonstrate Cooperation & Collaboration during COVID-19 pandemic

May 20, 2020

Zoom meeting of Northern Michigan organizations collaborating during COVID-19

Partnerships, Cooperation and Collaboration sometimes seem like “buzz words”. These past two months have been an outstanding example of how our area organizations take this approach seriously and not only “talk the talk”… they… read more

NLEA to join region-wide effort amid economic challenges related to COVID-19

March 18, 2020

Northern Lakes Economic Alliance  •  231-582-6482 Andy Hayes, President of NLEA In these uncertain times, we are working diligently to remain abreast of government assistance and updates regarding Coronavirus COVID-19.… read more

SBA to Provide Disaster Assistance Loans for Small Businesses Impacted by Coronavirus (COVID-19)

March 18, 2020

  Small businesses that could benefit from SBA loans are encouraged to start collecting the information they’ll need to complete and submit their application. Examples of information needed can be found here. It is also helpful… read more

NLEA welcomes Angie Ross as Business Attraction Specialist

March 18, 2020

Northern Lakes Economic Alliance  •  231-582-6482  Andy Hayes, President of NLEA We are excited to announce that Angie Ross will be joining the NLEA as our Business Attraction & Growth specialist. Angie brings… read more

Are you ready to lead the charge?

March 17, 2020

Northern Lakes Economic Alliance  •  231-582-6482  Jessica Lovay, Community Development & Grants Is your community or business ready to take the leap into providing Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Stations? Did… read more

NLEA seeks 2020 summer interns

March 6, 2020

Great job opportunity for college students

Northern Lakes Economic Alliance  •  231-582-6482  NLEA interns from the past five years have engaged in meaningful projects, and have been proud to add their end-product to… read more

MSF actions help create vibrant community spaces, support entrepreneurial programs and promote Michigan as world-class business location

February 27, 2020

Courtesy of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) • Community development projects will bring new vitality and economic activity to Albion, Ironwood, East Jordan and Plainwell • Business marketing efforts… read more

How are available sites found?

February 17, 2020

Northern Lakes Economic Alliance  •  231-582-6482   Carly Bortz, Administrative/Communications Assistant Who answers the call when a developer is looking for the perfect site to build on or redevelop?… read more

THE Event of the Year!

February 17, 2020

Northern Lakes Economic Alliance  •  231-582-6482   Jessica Lovay, Community Development & Grants Northern Lakes Economic Alliance (NLEA) is gearing up for the 2020 Annual Lunch. Be part of the largest… read more

Great Lakes Energy Announces Design of Headquarters Addition

January 17, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Courtesy of Great Lakes Energy January 13, 2020 Great Lakes Energy Announces Design of Headquarters Addition BOYNE CITY, MI –Great Lakes Energy Cooperative (GLE) announced plans and a design concept for an addition… read more

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