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


Regional Data

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.

Population Estimates of NLEA Cities, Villages, Counties: 2018

    2018 population est. Total
Antrim County Bellaire Village 1,069  
  Central Lake Village 939  
  Elk Rapids Village  1,620  
  Ellsworth Village  347  
  Mancelona Village 1,366 23,365
Charlevoix County Boyne City 3,750  
  Boyne Falls Village 296  
  Charlevoix City 2,499  
  East Jordan City 2,350 26,244
Cheboygan County Cheboygan City 4,712  
  Mackinaw City Village 797  
  Wolverine Village 237 25,413
Emmet County Alanson Village 758  
  Harbor Springs City 1,206  
  Mackinaw City Village 797  
  Pellston Village 844  
  Petoskey City 5,738 33,308
NLEA Counties Antrim County 23,365  
  Charlevoix County 26,244  
  Cheboygan County 25,413  
  Emmet County 33,308  
  State of Michigan  9,995,915  

Source: 2018 American Community Survey

NLEA Region Population & Income

Click below to review the NLEA Region’s  Local Area Personal Income & Employment, Personal income, per capita personal income and population. NLEA Region Population and Income

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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