Alliance for Economic Success (AES) is an economic development organization servicing rural northern Michigan communities.

We define economic development as improving the economic well-being and quality of life of businesses, employees, and citizens within the community.

  • Staff

    Mark Lagerwey currently serves as AES coordinator while we transition to a new executive director beginning in December, 2021.

  • Board

    2018 Board of Directors
    Executive Committee
    Kelly Smith, Chair
    Jeffrey Bassett, Treasurer

    Board Members
    Jeremy Winkle
    Douglas DeYoung
    Peter Marinoff
    Carla Filkins

    David Slivka

  • Collaboration

    AES provides site location services, small business planning, diagnostic assessments, economic recommendations, access to local, state, and federal incentives and assistance, liaison service to government offices, and provides neutral third-party convener and facilitation services.

    AES provides services and programs through “contract for service” funds. Organizations who share like goals and visions contract with AES for services.

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