Northwest Michigan Council of Governments


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 Simulation Shows What It's Like to Live in Poverty

The "Survive a 'Month' in Poverty" workshop in Traverse City, hosted by the Traverse Bay Poverty Reduction Initiative (PRI), and co-sponsored by Northwestern Michigan College and Michigan State University North, helped give more than 100 participants a better understanding of what it is like to live in poverty.

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.

SBDC to Provide Online Workshops for Business Planning

This 8-week online workshop guides you through the business planning process. Various start dates and times offered.

Community Recognition - Outstanding Service

Janie McNabb and Annie Shetler were named on the Traverse Business News 40 Under 40 list of those who are making an impact in the region.

Michigan Works! Helps Elk Rapids Chamber With Business Expo and Job Fair

The Elk Rapids Chamber of Commerce hosted the Northern Michigan Business Expo and Job Fair and got some help with the event from Northwest Michigan Works! Watch the video to find out more.

Cadillac Culvert Wins 2012 Best Small Business Award

Cadillac Culvert is one of twelve companies from around the state of Michigan that has been selected to receive the Michigan Small Business & Technology Development Center’s Best Small Business Award. These companies were chosen from over 13,000 small businesses that received confidential counseling and training from MI-SBTDC in 2012.

B&P Manufacturing Selected as PTAC Contractor of the Year

Northwest PTAC selected B&P Manufacturing, an aluminum fabrication company, as its Government Contractor of the Year for 2011.


IT Career Fair - April 22nd in Traverse City Connects Job Seekers with Employers

Employers will be recruiting qualified candidates for current open positions and educators will be available to answer questions about IT programs.

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!

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.

Adult Education Graduation 2013

The Northwest Michigan Works! and Traverse Bay Area Intermediate School District's Adult Education Class of 2013 was recognized at a commencement ceremony in Traverse City. Watch the video to see some of the highlights of the ceremony.

Machining Training Graduation in Traverse City

Machining Basics Certifications were awarded to eleven students who completed a Just in Time training. The 124-hour program was developed with input from local employers and was designed to meet the immediate hiring needs of those employers..

YouthBuild Students Learn About NMC's Technical Programs

YouthBuild Northwest students toured the Aero Park Campus of Northwestern Michigan College in Traverse City where they learned about NMC's technical programs including construction technology, automotive technology, and welding.

Financial Dashboard for Local Governments

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

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.


Benchmarks Northwest

Quality of life indicators and assessment tool for to assess and monitor quality of life issues in 10 counties of Northwest Lower Michigan.