Northwest Michigan Council of Governments


Building Your Business Workshops Focus on Making the Most of Marketing

A series of Building Your Business workshops in Traverse City will cover a variety of topics tied to Making the Most of Your Marketing. The first workshop, Build Your Marketing Toolkit, will be September 16 from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. in the Community Room at the TBA Credit Union located at 630 East Front Street.

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.

Poverty Simulation Workshop in Traverse City Sept. 19

The "Survive a 'Month' in Poverty" workshop in Traverse City will give participants a better understanding of what it is like to live in poverty.

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.

Immediate Job Openings at Michigan Works Hot Jobs Now Event Sept. 18

Local jobs where workers can start immediately will be showcased at a Hot Jobs Now Career Connection event September 18 at Northwest Michigan Works! in Traverse City.

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!

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.

Streamlining the Zoning Ordinance Workshop Offered in Traverse City, Boyne City, and Manistee in September

Streamlining the Zoning Ordinance Workshop is being offered in Traverse City, Boyne City, and Manistee. Completion of this workshop qualifies for 3 Master Citizen Planner credits. Register by due dates to receive the discounted early bird rates.

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.

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.