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

Take a first-hand look at the businesses and communities NLEA works with day in and day out. Come on a tour of our top projects, learn how area companies do business in Northern Michigan, and gain insight into how our partner organizations impact their communities.

Industrial Magnetics: NLEA Business Spotlight

Featuring Bud Shear, CEO of Industrial Magnetics

Socks Kick: NLEA Business Spotlight

Featuring Baris Atmaca, Owner of Socks Kick

Cheboygan Carnegie Library Restoration Project

Mary Hebert and Buck Love talk about a project to preserve the historic Cheboygan Carnegie Library to benefit the community.


East Jordan Pedestrian Bridge Project

Tom Cannon and Amanda Baker talk about a great project coming to East Jordan focusing on pedestrian connections from the east to west sides of town.

USDA/Great Lakes Energy Loan Programs to Aid Businesses

A partnership of NLEA, GLE, and USDA to assist Northern Michigan businesses through 0% and Revolving Loans.


Core Partners

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