Founded in 1974, Networks Northwest facilitates and manages various programs and services for the 10 counties of Northwest Michigan. Our primary service categories are: workforce development; business & economic development; and community development. Our programs include programs include Northwest Michigan Works, Small Business Development Center, Procurement Technical Assistance Center, various business services, and many different 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.
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
|Optimism||Lead with confidence, promote strengths,
and view barriers as opportunities.
Build and strengthen relationships to share ideas,
|Celebration||Recognize accomplishments and embrace
an enjoyable work culture.
Businesses, community organizations, individuals, units of government, and regional or sub-regional topical networks
Manistee Northwest Michigan Works!
Manistee, MI 49660