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

Regional Data

The data presented in this dashboard offers a glimpse into the aggregated demographic, employment, industry, and wealth characteristics of Antrim, Charlevoix, Cheboygan, and Emmet Counties. Click the full screen button in the bottom right hand corner of the dashboard window and use the arrows or the popup menu in the bottom left to navigate between pages. Hover over figures to learn more about them and use the year filters in the top right of each page to examine a smaller subset of data. If you’re interested in more specific data or would like the NLEA to present economic information to your organization, please contact us at (231) 582-6482 or Funding for this project was provided by the DTE Energy Foundation. 

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Additional Demographic Tools

Average Wage Estimate Northeast Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 2018

Average Wage Estimate Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 2018

MEDC Site Selection and Demographics – This tool provided by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation enables you to create community profiles, view demographics and industry clusters, create maps, compare communities, assess talent pools, and find available properties.

Networks Northwest Data – Find data on Northwest Michigan and the region.

All Jobs Are Not Created Equal

Of course, all jobs are important; however, “base jobs” have the additional punch of adding “spin-off jobs”. Base jobs are the jobs that create income and wealth for a community and serve as the foundation, the “base,” of that local economy. In the private sector, base jobs are supported predominantly by sales to out-of-county customers. For the four counties that make up the NLEA region, the number of “spin-off jobs” created by base employment ranges from 1.18 to 1.50. For more info and to view info for all counties click below or visit 2015-2016 Michigan Multipliers

Northwest Michigan Regional Prosperity Plan

The Framework for Our Future: A Regional Prosperity Plan for Northwest Michigan is a regional resource for communities working to meet local goals. The Framework was developed, with participation from a broad range of community leaders, stakeholders, and the public, as part of Michigan’s Regional Prosperity Initiative. It includes a wealth of information and tools that all parts of the community – the public, community leaders, businesses, nonprofits, public agencies, and statewide stakeholders – can use to supplement their local deliberation, planning, and decision-making processes. Click here to view The Framework for Our Future Chapters.

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