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The Otsego County Economic Alliance - Your Business Resource Center 

Gaylord is well known as Michigan's playground. But, business thrives here, too. Otsego County has plenty of affordable space to grow your business, a skilled workforce, extensive infrastructure and a location right on the I-75 corridor.

At the Otsego County Economic Alliance, you can depend upon confidential complimentary service. Professional services provided to existing companies residing within Otsego County and prospective companies looking to relocate or start up here. The goal of the Alliance is to provide you with the resources you need to grow your business. About the Alliance. 




Otsego County Economic Alliance Announces New Manufacturer to Open!!


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                 

Contact:Kathy Achtenberg

FEB. 1, 2018                                                                                                 



NAI to invest $2.7 million, create 139 jobs in Michigan


Photo courtesy of North American Interconnect


LANSING, Mich.North American Interconnect, LLC (NAI), a manufacturer of wire and cable assemblies, will expand its operations in Livingston Township (Otsego County) and the city of Troy, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation announced today.


The project is expected to generate a total capital investment of $2.7 million and create 139 jobs, resulting in a $186,000 Michigan Business Development Program performance-based grant from the Michigan Strategic Fund. Michigan was chosen over competing sites in Indiana, Ohio and Mexico.


“NAI’s expansion here rather than in other locations means well-paying jobs for Michigan residents and underscores the strength of the state’s manufacturing and R&D talent,” said Jeff Mason, CEO of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, the state’s chief marketing and business attraction arm that administers programs and performs due diligence on behalf of the MSF.

“The decision by NAI to invest in Michigan offers further evidence of our commitment to helping companies grow and generate new jobs for our residents,” said Mason.


NAI services a variety of industries including telecom, industrial, medical and aerospace. The company is experiencing increased demand and plans to expand its facility in Livingston Township to allow space for additional equipment. NAI also plans expand its engineering and R&D operations in the city of Troy. The project is expected to generate a total capital investment of $2.7 million and create 139 jobs.


The Otsego County Economic Alliance, Inc., where the majority of the project is taking place, is offering staff time and resources in support of the project. Individuals interested in jobs with NAI should visit


“Otsego County Economic Alliance, Inc. provided NAI numerous diversified business development services over the course of the past year to facilitate their expansion into Otsego County, and Livingston Township. We are excited about the investment and job creation over the next few years that NAI plans to bring to Otsego County,” said Otsego County Economic Alliance Executive Director Lisa McComb. “NAI’s decision to expand to the United States, to Michigan, and specifically choose Otsego County speaks volumes for the assets we have in this county. NAI brings a strong manufacturing platform with higher paying wages that we have strived to bring to Otsego County in the past few years. We welcome NAI with open arms and the entire county, region and state will benefit from their decision to expand to Northern Michigan.”


“I am very pleased to welcome North American Interconnect and its expanding engineering and research functions to Troy.  As a preferred location for innovative global companies, North American Interconnect will find Troy to be an outstanding place for its growing operations,” Mayor Dane Slater said.


“We’re gratified to see North America Interconnect adding to its growing corporate footprint in Oakland County and its diversification into our growing medical industry sector,” said Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson. “Our skilled and educated workforce benefits the company and our quality of life makes Oakland County a desirable location for innovative firms like North American Interconnect.” 


About Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC)

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Are you passionate about entrepreneurship?

SCORE is always on the lookout for people that are committed to our goal of fueling small business success. SCORE volunteers provide confidential business mentoring services, both in person and online. 

As a SCORE Volunteer you can:

Please contact, Lisa McComb, Executive Director at Otsego County Economic Alliance at (989) 731-0288 for more information. 



OCEA's 2018 golf outing will be Wednesday, July, 18th.  We hope you will "SAVE" the date for our once a year fundraiser!