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Nine Opportunity Zone Designations Approved Across the Tri-County Region

Designation Increases Economic Investment Opportunities  Lansing, MI – The U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service announced the approval of new Opportunity Zone designations Monday, including within nine communities across the Tri-County region. Opportunity Zones, established through the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act o...

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LEAP Continues Commitment to Inclusion & Diversity

Annual Diversity & Equity Statement Signed & 2017 Regional Diversity Star Award Presented LANSING, MI – Continuing its commitment to inclusion and diversity, the Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP) presented its 3rd Annual Regional Diversity Star Award to Foster Swift at its Board of Directors meeting on Tuesday, February 13, 20...

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LEAP’s Youth Startup Expo Event Helps Young Entrepreneurs Prepare for the Future Economy

Students from Across the Region Share Business Ideas with Local Leaders and Community LANSING, MI – The Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP) welcomed close to 150 youth entrepreneurs and innovators from across the region to the Lansing Center on March 27th, to compete at the 5th Annual Youth Startup Expo. The Youth Startup Expo is the an...

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New Sculpture in Mason Adds to Regional Collection of Permanent Public Art Funded by LEAP Public Art Grants

Dart Bank and the City of Mason Partner to Bring “Seniplarips” by Ivan Iler to Mason LANSING, MI – LEAP was joined by City of Mason Mayor Russell Whipple, Dart Bank President and CEO Peter Kubacki, and regional placemaking advocates, to unveil the 23rd public art sculpture funded by the Lansing Economic Area Partnership’s (...

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City of Lansing Introduces $140,000 in New Creative Placemaking Projects

Unique Augmented Reality Project Coming to Lansing Along With Ten Additional Creative Placemaking Projects LANSING, MI – Lansing Mayor Andy Schor was joined by LEAP, the Arts Council of Greater Lansing, and recent City of Lansing Arts Impact Project and First Impressions Program awardees in announcing $140,000 in creative placemaki...

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New LEAP Funding Program Will Leverage Crowd Lending to Help Fund Regional Small Business Startups

Regional Fund Lansing Program Draws on Established Kiva Platform to Increase Private Investment Within The Tri-County Area  Lansing, MI – The Lansing Economic Area Partnership is taking further action toward increasing funding opportunities for regional entrepreneurs. On the heels of awarding $15,000 in entrepreneurial support grants la...

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Entrepreneurs Gain Support Through LEAP Funding

Seven Regional Entrepreneurial Support Organizations Receive $15,000 to Enhance Entrepreneurialism Lansing, MI – The three county Lansing area is a great place for entrepreneurs to grow their ideas, due to strong ecosystem support. As one of many efforts to build, grow, and sustain a culture of entrepreneurship, the Lansing Economic Area Par...

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$30,000 in Public Art Funding Available Through LEAP’s Public Art for Communities Grant

Tri-County Communities Invited to Apply for Funding to Enhance Sense of Place LANSING, MI – Building on five successful years of growing a regional collection of permanent art pieces, the Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP) is pleased to announce Request for Proposals for LEAP’s 2018 Public Art for Communities Grant Program is now...

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Cutting-Edge Michigan Born Graphene Manufacturer Opening New Facility in Vevay Township

XG Sciences to bring 76 New Jobs to State  LANSING, MI – Vevay Township Officials, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) and the Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP) announced the expansion of XG Sciences, Inc., (XGS), a market leader in the design and manufacture of nanomaterials, in Vevay Township this morning. Inco...

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New Lansing Mayor Andy Schor Takes Seat On Lansing EDC Board

Mayor Schor Determined To Further Accelerate Growth Of Lansing The Lansing Economic Development Corporation (LEDC) Board is set to welcome newly elected Lansing Mayor Andy Schor as he takes his seat on the EDC Board of Directors, during the first EDC Board meeting of 2018 scheduled to take place on Friday, January 12. The LEDC manages economic dev...

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