Networks Northwest, formerly Northwest Michigan Council of Governments, is a regional organization serving businesses, non-profits, community organizations, individuals, and units of government. Our mission is to build stronger communities and enhance the quality of life in Northwest Michigan.
Our hallmarks are public-private partnership, visionary leadership, responsiveness and adaptability, entrepreneurship, and economy of scale.
Demonstrate sincere effort, expertise, purpose,
Be honest, respectful, fair and open-minded,
Provide others the tools, resources, opportunities
Foster and apply imaginative, inventive approaches
Lead with confidence, promote strengths,
and view barriers as opportunities.
Build and strengthen relationships to share ideas,
Recognize accomplishments and embrace
an enjoyable work culture.
Businesses, community organizations, individuals, units of government, and regional or sub-regional topical networks
About Networks Northwest
Founded in 1974, Networks Northwest facilitates and manages various programs and services for the ten county region. These programs include Northwest Michigan Works, YouthBuild, Small Business Development Center, Procurement Technical Assistance Center, various business services, and many different regional planning initiatives in response to our communities’ requests and needs. You will see the broad spectrum of workforce, business and community services Networks Northwest offers as you look through our web site.
Networks Northwest's member counties are: Antrim, Benzie, Charlevoix, Emmet, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, Leelanau, Manistee, Missaukee, and Wexford.
Hours & Days of Operation
Networks Northwest is open 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM every day except Saturday, Sunday, and the following holidays:
•Day before New Years
•New Years Day
•Day after Thanksgiving
•Day before Christmas
(Note: If the holiday falls on a Saturday, Networks Northwest will be closed the preceding Friday. If the holiday falls on a Sunday, Networks Northwest will be closed the following Monday.)
600 East Front Street, Suite 104,
Traverse City, MI 49686-4330
Our mailing address is:
PO Box 506
Traverse City, MI 49685-0506
Telephone and FAX:
Phone toll-free at 1-800-692-7774
Local Traverse City telephone (231) 929-5000
Fax: (231) 929-5012