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Delta Township Mourns the Loss of Longtime Community Leader Joe Drolett

The greater Lansing region is deeply saddened by the passing of former Delta Township Supervisor Joe Drolett. Drolett passed away June 2 after a two-year struggle with cancer. He was 81 years old. Drolett’s life was defined by his commitment to our region’s communities. He played a major role in many firsts for Delta Township includ...

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LEAP Launches Business Attraction Social Campaign to Amplify Regional Narrative

Campaign Seeks Community Voices to Share Experiences from Across Clinton, Eaton and Ingham Counties LANSING, Mich. –The Ledges in Grand Ledge. The riverfront in downtown Lansing. A patch of wildflowers in Delta Township Park. A soccer match. Beaumont Tower in East Lansing. Windwalker in Charlotte. Three Counties. One Region. #MiLansing&...

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Laura Apol Selected as Next Lansing Poet Laureate

Lansing Poet Laureate to Engage Tri-county Community in the Literary Arts LANSING, Mich. – The Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP), the RCAH Center for Poetry at Michigan State University and the Lansing Poetry Club, are proud to announce the appointment of Laura Apol as the second regional Lansing Poet Laureate. As Poet Laureate, Laura...

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LEAP, PNC Foundation Award $30,000 for the Placement of Public Art

St. Johns, Lansing and Grand Ledge Receive Grants to Enhance Business and Talent Attraction LANSING, Mich. – The Lansing region’s growing collection of public art will soon be welcoming three new pieces thanks to support from the Lansing Economic Area Partnership’s (LEAP) Public Art for Communities grant program. The 2019 grant a...

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First Digital Convenience Store Coming to Michigan

goPuff Opens Service Center Warehouse in Lansing to Deliver to MSU and Nearby Area LANSING, Mich. – Grabbing a quick snack just got a little easier with the addition of goPuff, the first digital convenience store, to the Lansing region. GoPuff was founded by two twenty year old college sophomores in Philadelphia who began by delivering late-...

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Trade Deals, Tariffs and Other Implications for the Auto Industry in 2019

On April 2, Bernard Swiecki and Kristin Dziczek of the Center for Automotive Research (CAR) spoke with our board of directors about the state of the automotive industry in Michigan, the United States and worldwide. CAR has provided more than 30 years of industry research, trend forecasting, policy advice and multi-stakeholder communication forum sp...

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Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) Joins the Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP) and Insurance Industry Leaders to Announce a New Statewide Economic Development Initiative

PROTO InsurTech Initiative to Enhance Competitiveness of State’s Business Startup Programming Through Recruitment of High-tech International Companies LANSING, Mich. – Three new international high-tech startups set up shop in LEAP’s REO Town office this morning with the aim of transforming the Michigan Insurance Industry through ...

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Taiwanese Dessert Company Expands US Presence in Lansing Region

Meet Fresh Opens its First Michigan Location in East Lansing EAST LANSING, Mich. – An authentic Taiwanese dessert experience delighted dessert lovers from around the region this morning in East Lansing, as the Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP), Ingham County Economic Development Corporation (EDC), City of East Lansing, Small Business ...

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Local Entrepreneur Wins $2,000 to Save Lives in Lansing

Michael Behrendt, a Michigan State University (MSU) senior studying chemical engineering, is the winner of the Lansing Economic Area Partnership’s (LEAP) March Hatching event. Behrendt pitched AssemBIO, a bioreactor fabrication company that produces continuous systems to improve pharmaceutical production efficiency and increase access to life...

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Kid CEOs Take Home $14,000 in Prize Money at LEAP’s Sixth Annual Youth Startup Expo Event

Students from Across the Region Share Business Ideas with Local Leaders and Community LANSING, Mich. – Close to 250 of tomorrow’s business leaders took center stage at Lansing Economic Area Partnership’s (LEAP) sixth annual Youth Startup Expo Monday at the Lansing Center. Youth entrepreneurs and innovators from across the regio...

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