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

City of Mason Activates Downtown Alley’s with Public Art LANSING, Mich. – The Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP) was joined by City of Mason Mayor Russell Whipple, representatives from the PNC Foundation and regional placemaking advocates, to unveil the 20th public art grant funded by the LEAP’s Public Art for Communities G...

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LEAP Welcomes New Team Member Dillon Rush

LEAP Welcomes New Tri-County and Placemaking Manager LANSING, Mich. – The Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP) is pleased to announce the addition of Dillon Rush, current Executive Director of CharlotteRising, to the LEAP team. Rush has accepted a position as LEAP’s Tri-County and Placemaking Manager, a position previously held by ...

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

Regional Communities Invited to Apply for Funding to Enhance Sense of Place LANSING, Mich. – Building on six successful years of growing a regional collection of permanent art pieces, the Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP) is pleased to announce the Request for Proposals for LEAP’s 2019 Public Art for Communities Grant Program is...

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LEAP Business Attraction Lands Tesla Supplier in City of Lansing

One of the Fastest Growing Manufacturers in Turkey Launching US Operations LANSING, Mich. – The Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP) was joined by the City of Lansing in announcing the new distribution operations of Norm Fasteners, a U.S. subsidiary of Norm Group. Norm Fasteners will be chiefly responsible for carrying out a contract t...

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LEAP’s PROTO Accelerator Launches InsurTech Platform

Applications open for insurance technology business startups to receive investment, mentorship and resources during 2019 program LANSING, Mich. – The Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP), together with key industry leaders Delta Dental and Farm Bureau Insurance have launched a new insurtech accelerator program, PROTO InsurTech, to inspir...

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Lansing Region Grows by 70,000 People

Addition of Shiawassee County to the Lansing/East Lansing MSA Tips Regional Population Beyond the Half-Million Mark  LANSING, Mich. – The United States Office of Management and Budget issued a memo on September 14, 2018 announcing the addition of Shiawassee County to the Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) traditionally made up of Ingha...

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Lansing Region’s $555-million Dairy Processing Campus Marches Forward

New cheese and whey processing facilities in St. Johns receive key local and state approvals ST JOHNS, Mich. — Several key local and state approvals for two new world-class dairy processing facilities developing in St Johns were recently approved. Announced by LEAP on August 9, the new dairy processing campus is expected to dramatically impr...

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LEAP Congratulates Long Time COO on New Position

LEAP is proud to congratulate Steve Willobee, COO of LEAP, on a new professional endeavor! Through a message from LEAP's President and CEO Bob Trezise, LEAP expressed gratitude for Willobee's many contributions over the course of his 6 years with LEAP:  "I wanted to let you know that I was informed by our long time COO Steve Willobee, that h...

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Redevelopment of Long Blighted Dunckel Road Gateway Will Dramatically Improve First Impressions

Key Gateway to City of Lansing and MSU Slated for Major Improvements (LANSING) – Ten years of blight and decay at a former hotel located near Dunckel and Collins roads in Lansing, could soon be lifted thanks to a new redevelopment proposal. Waypoint Residential, a Florida-based developer, has proposed the creation of a 286-unit market rate m...

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LEAP Announces Next ENGAGE Placemaking Project

#Penn4People Mural Exemplifies Collaborative Community-based Economic Development  Lansing, MI – Lions, Tigers, and Bears, oh my! is a phrase that has taken a new turn on Pennsylvania Avenue near Potter Park Zoo in Lansing. Led through the Lansing Economic Area Partnership’s (LEAP) regional ENGAGE placemaking program, the latest p...

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