Networks Northwest

Highlights

Classes for Businesses Interested in Responding to Federal Government Solicitations

Businesses can learn about contracting with the federal government at a classes being held by the Northwest Michigan Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC).

Traverse Bay PRI Informs of Poverty in School-Age Population

Poverty is real in our area and significant to those experiencing it. The statistics indicate the realities of poverty in Michigan school districts. See the latest Census data.

Progress Village Receives Community Health Hero Award

The Munson Healthcare Community Health Committee presented its first ever Community Health Hero award to the members of Progress Village.

Poverty 101 Workshop Reaches Social Service Providers

Kelly Roy knows firsthand what it is like to live in poverty and wants to share what she knows with social service providers and others who help people in poverty.

Initiatives Seek to Reduce Poverty in NW Michigan

The Traverse Bay Poverty Reduction Initiative and the Char-Em Poverty Reduction Initiative are hard at work seeking to reduce poverty in seven northwest lower Michigan counties.

Beaver Island Lighthouse School Student Attends National Leadership Conference

A Beaver Island Lighthouse School senior was selected to attend the Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG) National Student Leadership Academy Conference held in Washington D.C.

Students Tour Cadillac Businesses to Learn About CAD Careers

Over 150 students learned about opportunities in computer aided design at northwest Michigan manufacturing companies.

Local Employers Talk About Entry Level Jobs and Soft Skills

Watch two short videos to find out about the value of entry level jobs and some of the key soft skills local employers want job seekers to have.

Job Search Guides - Free Resources from Northwest Michigan Works!

This series of job search guides will help you be successful with each step of finding and landing a new job or career.

NW Michigan Works!, TBAISD Adult Education Graduation 2014

The Northwest Michigan Works! and Traverse Bay Area Intermediate School District's Adult Education Class of 2014 was recognized at a commencement ceremony in Traverse City. See video highlights.

Student Winners Named in Manufacturing Video Contest

The Results Are In! The judges have selected the first and second place winners of the 2014 Student Video Challenge! Checks were presented to the winning schools. See all the videos!

Housing Study and Strategy for Northwest Michigan

As part of the Regional Prosperity Initiative, the target market analyses residential housing studies identify future market demand for various types of housing based on analysis of existing and emerging demographic trends.

Financial Dashboard for Local Governments

Munetrix Financial Dashboard for local governments in Northwest Lower Michigan is provided by Northwest Michigan Council of Governments.

Governor Rick Snyder Discusses Regional Prosperity Initiative

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder has created a Regional Prosperity Initiative to encourage local private, public and non-profit partners to create vibrant regional economies.

Northwest Michigan Regional Prosperity Initiative

As part of the statewide Regional Prosperity Initiative, the NWMCOG will work with the ten-county region to develop resources and tools for local decision makers as they also work to create more opportunities for investment in their communities.

UM Program Chair Discusses Private Property Rights, Sustainable Development, and Agenda 21

Richard Norton, PhD JD gave a presenation in Leelanau County. Watch the video.