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How to use the Lansing region’s existing talent to help your business thrive Not only is Lansing, along with the surrounding region, America’s best big small city, it’s also the best place for corporate innovation to happen. In recent years, the Lansing region has become a...

Recreational Drone Startup Takes Top Prize at November 12 Hatching LANSING, Mich. (Nov. 20, 2020) — Five budding entrepreneurs pitched at the Lansing Economic Area Partnership’s (LEAP) November 12 virtual Hatching event, finishing out the 2020 series of business pitch events strong. November’s pitches included Team Hustle,...

Q&A with Margaret Trimer, vice president of strategic partnerships Q: How has PROTO Accelerator impacted the environment, structure and pursuit of innovation for Delta Dental? A: PROTO has been a strong complement to existing internal innovation efforts at Delta Dental. Working with three startups in 2019 made...

LEAP Helps Land Leading Building Products Company in Delta Township [caption id="attachment_4192" align="alignleft" width="300"] Cameron Ashley has established a new Michigan distribution center at 3524 S. Canal Street in Delta Township.[/caption] Cameron Ashley Building Products, Inc. (Cameron Ashley), a leading distributor of specialty building products, will open...

Today, we celebrate PROTO Accelerator cohort members, mentors and partners as we recognize National Entrepreneurs’ Day.  National Entrepreneurs’ Day was established in 2010 as “a way of showing gratitude and respect to the people who achieved success, sometimes against all odds, and were able to help...

Mural by Artist Kelly Beacome funded by LEAP Public Art Grant with Support from PNC Foundation A warm welcome now greets all visitors as they enter the heart of downtown Williamston. The new building mural, titled Welcome, was funded by a $10,000 grant from the Lansing...

Proposed Move to Bring High-wage Jobs and Opportunities for Tech Industry Growth to be Considered by East Lansing City Council Premier software development company TechSmith Corporation will submit plans for a new international software development headquarters to the East Lansing City Council Nov. 17, 2020. Pending local...

By Amanda Miner, Fall 2020 Marketing Intern My experience while interning remotely has allowed me to have an internship like no one else has ever had. While I know I’ve missed opportunities and faced unique challenges interning remotely, I have also had opportunities that may not...

Lansing Region Contributes to Powerful Statewide Entrepreneurial Landscape Among Midwest Competitors After 12 years of regional coordination and partnerships focused on building a robust entrepreneurial ecosystem in our region, the Lansing-East Lansing Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) is glimmering with opportunity for startup growth, especially for coveted tech-focused...

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