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Jackson National Life plans to add 1,000 jobs with Headquarters Expansion
April 30, 2013 - 9:20 AM
Jackson will invest $100M and add 1,000 jobs over the next 3 years
HQs for 4 firms reflect insurance industry's impact on Greater Lansing
April 28, 2013 - 3:55 PM
The Lansing region is home to a hub of insurance company headquarters.
GM debuts remodeled Lansing-made Cadillac CTS
March 27, 2013 - 8:10 AM
The new CTS debuted at the New York International Auto Show
GM to invest $38M in Lansing Grand River Plant
March 14, 2013 - 1:00 PM
Expansion of plant would create 150 jobs
Construction to start on Dart's $47M expansion
March 01, 2013 - 9:20 AM
Expansion will include a new 389,000 sq ft warehouse and 189,000 sq ft world headquarters
Two Men and a Truck expansion to create 125 jobs in Lansing area
February 27, 2013 - 11:15 AM
$4M expansion announced today for Two Men and a Truck
LEAP Announces $30,000 public art grant program
February 11, 2013 - 5:00 PM
Placing public art in public spaces is placemaking and economic development
LEAP Announces New Manufacturer to Open its Doors in Potterville
February 11, 2013 - 9:20 AM
Profile Metal Forming moves its automotive stamping operations to the Lansing area
Lansing Region Leaps 30 Spots in the Nation as 'Best Performing City'
January 17, 2013 - 4:30 PM
The Lansing region joins Ann Arbor, Grand Rapids, and Holland as the top in the state
Lansing-made Cadillac ATS named 2013 North American Car of the Year
January 14, 2013 - 8:10 AM
The Cadillac ATS is produced at Lansing's Grand River Assembly Plant.
Okemos Schools earn top honors under new rankings released by Bridge Magazine
January 10, 2013 - 2:38 PM
Many local school districts top the state list
Opening of The Residences in East Lansing on traget for fall
January 09, 2013 - 11:49 AM
Development is downtown's tallest building; 42 apartments and first-floor bar, restaurant planned
Sparrow opens medical office in Holt
January 08, 2013 - 3:55 PM
Sparrow Medical Group opens primary care site in Lansing suburb
MSUFCU to open Sparrow branch, add six new positions
December 06, 2012 - 11:49 AM
In 2013, MSUFCU will open its tenth Mid-Michigan location inside Sparrow
Knapps project enters construction phase
December 05, 2012 - 2:34 PM
Iconic downtown building begins renovations.
Dart Container Corp. to undergo record expansion
November 28, 2012 - 4:40 PM
The purchase of Solo will bring 325 jobs to Mason
Business incubators look to cultivate entrepreneurial spirit
November 17, 2012 - 3:55 PM
Lansing Regional SmartZone creating a web of incubators in our region
New aerospace manufacturer locates to Mason
November 02, 2012 - 8:10 AM
APEX Precision Solutions, Inc. leases 5,000 sq ft in Vevay Township
MSUs FRIB: New building wins approval
October 26, 2012 - 4:40 PM
Construction on facility will begin in March
New FedEx facility to open in Delta Township
October 10, 2012 - 9:00 AM
147,00 sq ft distribution center to open in 2013
Knapps development receives $5.9M federal loan guarantee
October 06, 2012 - 3:55 PM
Iconic building is set to be redeveloped to open in fall 2013
Incu-Bake expands presence into Lansing City Market
September 26, 2012 - 1:48 PM
Local food incubator to open satellite location in City Market
Michigan Virtual University enrolls 24,000 students and looks to add up to 25 new jobs
September 20, 2012 - 2:38 PM
MVU offers online education to k-12 students
MSUFCU to award $25,000 for winning startup idea
September 19, 2012 - 3:55 PM
Local credit union announces the StartUp Challenge for entrepreneurs
Linda Hundt of Sweetie-licious Bakery Cafe to Appear on the QVC Shopping Channel
August 29, 2012 - 9:00 AM
Local baker and entrepreneur will be making her QVC premier on 9/5
Lansing to be site of The Runway, business incubator focused on fashion and retail
August 28, 2012 - 9:20 AM
Historic Knapps building will house the region's first fashion, retail and design incubator
Retia Medical raises $7M, adds two jobs
August 22, 2012 - 4:40 PM
Local TIC company developing cardiac equipment gets major investment.
PM Environmental grows nationally and locally with five new Lansing jobs
August 15, 2012 - 2:38 PM
Lansing-based environmental consultant firm operates in 14 locations throughout the US
XG Sciences continues growth with seven new jobs
August 08, 2012 - 2:34 PM
Local company continues growth after $4 million partnership
Gravity Works nearly quadruples staff in two years
July 27, 2012 - 5:00 PM
The website and mobile application firm added 3 team members this month.
$2.1M Live, Learn, Lead Academy development to teach entrepreneurship, add 15 jobs
July 25, 2012 - 2:38 PM
The L3 Academy will open this fall in a church on West Miller Rd. in Lansing
East Lansing earns $6.3M grant upgrade train station
July 20, 2012 - 11:49 AM
East Lansing's Amtrak station will be renovated on the corner of Harrison and Trowbridge roads.
Proposals for Red Cedar site on table
July 12, 2012 - 9:00 AM
LEAP reviewing options for possible development
New social media company joins the TIC
July 11, 2012 - 4:40 PM
Content management company, Venturit finds a new home
St. Johns restaurant supply company expansion will mean more than 150 jobs
July 02, 2012 - 4:12 PM
Local company will double in size and create additional jobs for rural community
Lets show off Lansing, be proud
July 01, 2012 - 7:00 AM
Targeting young students a must
Public art critical to placemaking
June 24, 2012 - 9:00 AM
Creative displays polish region's image
Niowave planning $10 million Lansing expansion
June 23, 2012 - 10:12 PM
Company seeking tax abatement from city
Two Men and a Truck seeking to hire military veterans to fill hundreds of positions nationwide
June 18, 2012 - 8:29 AM
The nation's fastest growing moving company to attend National Small Business Conference to bolster veteran hiring effort.
FC Mason will add 40 jobs in St. Johns
June 12, 2012 - 4:40 PM
New manufacturing facility will open at former Federal-Mogul Corp site.
Sparrow Health System joins Mayo Clinic Care Network
June 11, 2012 - 4:55 PM
Sparrow physicians will have access to Mayo Clinic knowledge and expertise.
Lansing Region named 16th Brainiest City in the Nation
June 07, 2012 - 5:00 PM
Lansing region is the only in Michigan to make the list of brainiest cities in the U.S.
Jackson Acquires SRLC America Holding Corp from Swiss Re
May 31, 2012 - 2:00 PM
Jackson will pay $621 million for life insurance business
Emergent BioSolutions tax incentive approved by state economic development board
May 24, 2012 - 11:39 AM
Emergent receives MEGA credits to work on new administration building.
MSU, Sparrow Hospital announce research initiative
May 24, 2012 - 10:40 AM
New research initiative being launched to improve care.
Dart's $1B Solo Cup acquisition makes 15M Biggby cups a local purchase
May 23, 2012 - 4:55 PM
Local company Biggby will continue using Solo which is now located locally as well.
Grand River GM plant adds 600 josb after $190M investment
May 23, 2012 - 2:38 PM
The new workers will be building the new Cadillac ATS.
MSU researchers invent protein purifier to aid drug development
May 14, 2012 - 12:44 PM
Pharma companies could save time and money with newly invented protein purifier.
Huntington Bank to add more than 60 jobs in new Lansing area Meijer locations
May 09, 2012 - 3:14 PM
Huntington Bank will open more than 20 branches inside Meijer stores.
LCC to begin $5.3M in renovations to accomodate growing programs
May 02, 2012 - 4:55 PM
Plans include renovating the hangar at Mason Jewett Field, LCC West and the Mackinaw Building.
$5M MSU digester to transform food waste into renewable energy
May 01, 2012 - 10:00 AM
Anaerobic digester will help re-use waste and create energy for on-campus buildings.
Local Biotech Company named #1 Incubator Startup Company in Michigan
May 01, 2012 - 9:20 AM
Phenometrics, Inc. gaining statewide recognition through work supported by Lansing Regional SmartZone.
Lansing Schools to send middle schools students to Otsu, Japan
May 01, 2012 - 9:13 AM
Historical program gets renewed sending students to a Lansing sister-city.
Incu-Bake launches Nourish Network to feed the community, support local causes
April 30, 2012 - 3:14 PM
New program will raise funds for area nonprofits by offering donations-only community breakfasts.
LEAP Transforms How the Region Writes Economic Development Grants
April 16, 2012 - 9:00 AM
New program allows for local communities to utilize EDA grants through LEAP.
Innovation Celebration, New Initiative boost MSU spinout efforts
April 12, 2012 - 11:30 AM
MSUT launches Spartan Innovations to provide resources for spinout companies.
Neogen adds jobs, reports record third quarter revenues
April 11, 2012 - 2:15 PM
Third quarter revenues increased 6.3% from previous year's third quarter.
News from the Community Assistance Team (CATeam)
April 03, 2012 - 10:00 AM
A quarterly e-updated for communities and developers from the MEDC.
The World's Best Wine Cellars: For billionaires and maybe for you too
March 31, 2012 - 2:34 PM
Lansing-based wine cellar company has many celebrity customers.
Communities in Schools awarded $37,000, to open and staff local State office
March 29, 2012 - 2:38 PM
Nationwide organization working to improve graduation rates.
MSU MBA sutdents compete in new business plan competition
March 28, 2012 - 3:55 PM
New program challenges students to come up with an original idea.
Trilogy Health to bring 200 jobs with new facilites totaling $18 million and 138,000 SF
March 28, 2012 - 11:38 AM
Kentucky based company expanding into Lansing.
MBI Announces Successful Scale Up of OPXBIO's BioAcrylic Process
March 27, 2012 - 4:55 PM
Fermentation at 3,000 liter scale is major step toward commercialization
Lansing Regional Chamber to host trade trip to China
March 15, 2012 - 11:49 AM
Local organization will take a trip to China this fall for business
Netvantage continues growth with Grand Rapids location
March 14, 2012 - 3:14 PM
Local marketing company expands to other regions.
Task force looking to boost GM ties
March 14, 2012 - 8:00 AM
Local group also plans to evaluate former plant sites
Michigan Corporate Relations Network announces RFP for Small Company Innovation Program
March 05, 2012 - 2:17 PM
MCRN is soliciting proposals from small businesses on research projects for new commercial products
Computer Science Academy offers Lansing teens IT skills
March 04, 2012 - 2:38 PM
Occupations in computers and mathematics are expected to grow 12% between 2006 and 2016...
Businesses behind the NEO Center Buzz
February 29, 2012 - 3:00 PM
A look at the new small business incubator and its tenants.
Prima Civitas boosts Michgan industry with Turkish connections
February 29, 2012 - 12:03 PM
PCF and LEAP recently return from trade mission.
IncuBakes CrunchGranola adds good works to good food
February 22, 2012 - 10:00 AM
Holt-based food incubator has new business sprouting.
Ingham County Land Bank reports record sales in 2011
February 22, 2012 - 7:00 AM
The Land Bank recently released their annual report brimming with good news.
Lansing airport gains ground after 2 years of decline
February 20, 2012 - 1:00 AM
Gains in 2011 indicate airport has turned corner
Metalist International grows staff by 400%
February 15, 2012 - 10:40 AM
Local welding company continues to grow
Community to bring $400 play place to park
February 09, 2012 - 2:38 PM
East Lansing park gets help from local Rotary club.
CATA riders benefit from MSU's poetry in motion
February 07, 2012 - 3:00 PM
College of Arts, CATA and MI humanities council partner to bring poetry to region
ACE 12 Top Innovation Awards go to Lansing Companies
February 02, 2012 - 10:00 AM
Top spots for Emerging Company awards to to two Lansing-based companies
Delta Township granted $180K, creates fire partnership
February 01, 2012 - 4:55 PM
Local municipality works to streamline public services
GreenStone Credit Services adds 21 local jobs, receives national recognition
February 01, 2012 - 11:38 AM
Local company will add 9 news jobs in the upcoming year in Lansing
New Meijer in Bath Twp looking to fill positions
January 30, 2012 - 3:55 PM
Local retailer is looking for friendly team members for new store
Lansing-East Lansing rank #1 in nation for job growth
January 30, 2012 - 2:34 PM
Region grabs #1 top spot in three growth categories for job growth
Lansing-East Lansing MSA ranks among top Metros for job growth
January 30, 2012 - 9:00 AM
Study released by Urban Institute's MetroTrends names Lansing region among the best
Mid-Michigans Revel Cellars Announces First Export to Europe
January 30, 2012 - 7:00 AM
Local entrepreneur sells and exports first cellar to London, England
Sale of Waverly Golf course to be on Aug ballot
January 24, 2012 - 3:14 PM
Voters will decide the fate of westside golf course
Lansing casion plan includes 2,200 jobs
January 24, 2012 - 8:00 AM
$245M venture with U.P. Indian tribe set to be announced today
LEAP plans new focus on economic development
January 21, 2012 - 11:13 AM
Association to manage region's SmartZone
Center for Business Innovation adds seven technology jobs
January 18, 2012 - 4:55 PM
Lansing-based company has experienced notable growth
First local marathon could bring $7M economic impact and non-profit donation to Lansing
January 18, 2012 - 2:38 PM
Inaugural marathon will take place on April 22 downtown
$5M gift from Demmer Corp. to fund MSU business development center
January 11, 2012 - 4:55 PM
Lansing-based Demmer Corp. gives gift to Broad College of Business.
Three Michigan cities make nationwide list of areas with rise in new housing projects
January 10, 2012 - 12:34 PM
Lansing, Grand Rapids and Monroe make list of communities rebounding in the housing market
2 local firms among Entrepreneur Magazine's top 500 franchise opportunities
January 05, 2012 - 9:13 AM
Two Men and a Truck and Biggby make Entrepreneur Magazine's list
GM sales increase 13% in U.S. in 2011
January 05, 2012 - 3:20 AM
GM closed out 2011 with a 13% sales gain
Plans for former BCBS site in East Lansing scaled back
December 19, 2011 - 7:38 AM
Pharmacy, hotel dropped from redevelopment site
For 35 years, Peckham has offered more than just a job for disabled
December 10, 2011 - 2:15 PM
Peckham helps provide paid job training for those with severe disabilities and other barriers to employment
$125K grant to benefit six Lansing-based nonprofits
December 06, 2011 - 8:12 AM
Utility's foundation set to announce 10 grants today
GM Delta plant earns Energy Star Certification
December 06, 2011 - 3:00 AM
Facility one of 17 in nation to be certified
Lansing-area jobless rate lowest in three years
November 29, 2011 - 4:55 PM
Lansing unemployment rate dips below 7%
MSU named 39th-most recruited university by leading companies across 10 countries
November 29, 2011 - 12:00 PM
Business leaders around the globe say MSU is one of the top institutions they scout for talent.
Lansing City Council OKs $5.9 million federal loan for Knapp's project
November 29, 2011 - 10:40 AM
The plan to restore a prominent vacant building earned approval on Monday night.
XG Sciences Announces $4M Agreement with Cabot Corporation
November 29, 2011 - 8:30 AM
Cabot Corporation will have access to XG's intellectual property with agreement.
Ingham Medical Center selects CEO
November 28, 2011 - 8:21 AM
Rich Wright will take new post as president & CEO in January
New financing plan in the works for Knapp's redevelopment
November 22, 2011 - 8:12 AM
East Lansing developer eyes investors and is re-evaluating costs of project
Austrian firm has eye on Lansing
November 22, 2011 - 6:30 AM
An Austrian manufacturer has chosen Lansing to open new office.
Greater Lansing awarded a $3M HUD Grant
November 18, 2011 - 9:00 AM
Our region is awarded a Sustainable Community Regional Planning Grant for $3 million over three years.
The Oldham Project is featured on ABC News
November 18, 2011 - 8:30 AM
Terry Shaver's free life portraits makes national news.
Michigan university partner up for Michigan Corporate Relations Network
November 14, 2011 - 11:03 PM
Six Michigan universities partner to create a university-business network.
Eaton Rapids' Dowding Industries a catalyst for regional growth
November 14, 2011 - 11:03 AM
Dowding is awarded by Michigan Manufacturer's Association and Lansing Chamber.
U launches venture to commercialize writing instruction software
November 13, 2011 - 12:00 AM
MSU is partnering with software company Red Cedar Solutions Group of Okemos, to commercialize a writing instruction platform known as Eli.
Michigan businesses selected to receive support under MEDC pilot program
November 08, 2011 - 8:00 AM
Four Lansing-area companies of the 54 chosen to receive business assistance.
GM supplier Bridgewater plans to add up to 134 jobs
November 05, 2011 - 7:00 PM
Company to provide parts for new Cadillac
New CEO of Lansing Economic Area Partnership Inc. sets sights on turning around nonprofit
November 05, 2011 - 3:20 PM
Bob Trezise starts Monday as president & CEO of Leap.
MSU's Broad Art Museum on target for April opening
November 05, 2011 - 1:00 PM
The Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum is nearing completion on campus.
Horizen Hydroponics Celebrates Grand Opening Nov. 18th & 19th
November 04, 2011 - 9:38 AM
Year Round Gardening retailer brings sustainable gardening techniques to Lansing
Nonprofit's portraits of area women with terminal illnesses gain nation attention
November 04, 2011 - 12:50 AM
The Oldham Project makes an appearance on ABC news
Michigan ranks 2nd in Bloomberg study of state's economic health
November 02, 2011 - 1:00 PM
Michigan's economic health is the second-best in the nation after North Dakota.
Michigan number 1 in nation for small business loans
November 01, 2011 - 9:00 AM
Michigan banks and credit unions led the country in small business loans
Impression 5 gives grandparents free entry
October 31, 2011 - 11:49 AM
AARP helps sponsor admission for grandparents into Impression 5
Greater Lansing posts Michigan's second-lowest unemployment rate in September
October 28, 2011 - 11:54 AM
Unemployment across Greater Lansing dropped by nearly a whole percentage point in September.
LCC to develop green building program with $727,348 grant
October 26, 2011 - 10:00 AM
LCC aims to connect academic programs with real jobs that are available.
Lansing, DeWitt OK tax-sharing agreements
October 25, 2011 - 12:43 PM
Actions key in application to win "aerotropolis" designation
Public gets first look Charlotte "wellness hub"
October 24, 2011 - 3:00 PM
"Wellness hub will see to community health and vitality.
Lansing-area committed to supporting education
October 24, 2011 - 9:24 AM
Doug Stites advocates for supporting continuing education.
Made in Michigan: Entrepreneurs hope to attract stores to locally made products
October 22, 2011 - 9:00 AM
Making It in Michigan trade show takes place for startups involved with the MSU Product Center.
Local Girls on the Move wellness program expands with $3.6M federal grant
October 19, 2011 - 12:00 PM
Local initiative to advocate for a healthy lifestyle for children gets boost.
Fifty-eight local school buses to recuce emissions with $750K EPA grant
October 19, 2011 - 9:56 AM
The Greater Lansing Area Clean Cities received a grant to lower the emissions on many local buses.
New head of Leap, Inc. plans big changes
October 19, 2011 - 7:30 AM
Trezise leaving LEDC to head regional development agency.
CAMW! to train 350 in computer science with $4.4M grant
October 13, 2011 - 12:00 PM
US Labor Department gives grant to CAMW! for the Tech Knowledge E-Pathways program
Lansing Schools receives $3M to expand Kindergarten Readiness Program
October 05, 2011 - 10:30 AM
Lansing Schools receives grant from the State to expand the program.
Local high tech company partners with non-profit to help disabled in developing nations
October 05, 2011 - 9:00 AM
Digital Active has partnered with Whilewind Wheelchair International to provide wheelchairs.
Emergent BioSolutions lands $1.25B contract for Lansing-made anthrax vaccine
October 03, 2011 - 12:00 PM
Local company lands contract to produce 44.75 million doses of BioThrax.
Breast cancer photographer makes women feel beautiful
September 30, 2011 - 7:00 PM
Lansing-area photographer, Terry Shaver gains notoriety for the Oldham Project on CNN.
Lansing's future: Ten Over the Next Ten winners awarded
September 28, 2011 - 3:00 PM
Ten young professionals from the tricounty area ages 35 or younger were honored.
East Lansing partners with MORE service to match entrepreneurs to local resources
September 28, 2011 - 3:00 PM
The city will utilize a new online tool to connect local entrepreneurs to business assistance.
East Lansing's Biggby Coffe fastest-growing in nation
September 28, 2011 - 12:11 PM
Local company, Biggby named the nation's fastest growing coffee retail chain by CNBC.
MSU gets $2.6M to boost preschool science teaching
September 28, 2011 - 8:12 AM
The Nation Science Foundation awards MSU monies to test ways to better teach science.
Foster Community Center home to new computer skills program
September 28, 2011 - 7:38 AM
Lansing nonprofit ITEC has opened a new adult computer learning center.
Neogen profit climbs 3.1 percent
September 27, 2011 - 1:10 PM
Company's net income rose 3.1% during the fiscal first quarter.
Kuntzsch Business Services, Inc. receives CATA's Greenest Business in Lansing Award
September 26, 2011 - 2:38 PM
Grand Ledge based-KBS received CATA's 2011 Greenest Business in Lansing award.
Downtown Development: Developers looking for repeat success
September 26, 2011 - 7:00 AM
Midland looking to replicate downtown Lansing's success in revitalization.
TIC grad to move to E.L. offices
September 24, 2011 - 5:56 PM
City-run incubator to house more start-up companies.
Dan Redford: Governor Snyder Goes to China
September 23, 2011 - 12:03 PM
Article written by Dan Redford on the U.S. - China connection.
Mid-Michigan proving ideal for bio-based companies, but they face many hurdles
September 22, 2011 - 9:00 AM
Phemometrics and many other bio companies moving to Greater Lansing.
Lansing-area GDP rise ranks second in state
September 21, 2011 - 7:30 AM
Lansing-East Lansing MSA posted highest growth second to Holland-Grand Haven MSA
Post Oak earns International Baccalaureate certification
September 20, 2011 - 8:00 AM
Lansing's Post Oak Elementary is one of 16 elementaries in the state to receive Intenational Baccalaureate certification
MessageMakers wins 2 EMPixx Awards
September 19, 2011 - 3:31 PM
MessageMakers announces that it has received two 2011 EMPixx Awards for its video production work.
Charlotte's downtown sees influx of new businesses
September 18, 2011 - 1:00 PM
City's downtown gets over half a dozen new businesses in one year.
$91M Delta Dental headquarters expansion complete
September 14, 2011 - 9:00 AM
After 3 years, $91 million and 900 jobs for construction workers, Delta Dental has unveiled their headquarters.
Biotech company plans East Lansing expansion
September 13, 2011 - 12:28 PM
Company receives approval this morning for $262,000 in tax incentives to expand in East Lansing.
Blue Cross Blue Shield opens new Lansing site, relocates 300 workers
September 13, 2011 - 7:45 AM
BCBS relocates to former Accident Fund downtown location.
Mid-MEAC announces Bike Rack Grant Recipients
September 12, 2011 - 8:30 AM
Bike Rack project was made possible through a grant from Ingham County Health Department
City of De Witt to unveil new vehicle charging station
September 09, 2011 - 10:41 AM
The station is a free public charging station to accommodate electric vehicles.
Netvantage Marketing sets up shop in downtown East Lansing
September 06, 2011 - 1:00 PM
East Lansing-based Netvantage moves to new space to accommodate growing business.
Now hiring: Michigan utilities seek new generation of line of workers
September 06, 2011 - 12:00 PM
Michigan's utility industry is looking for a new generation of electrical line workers.
Nonprofits soon to fill up Marshall Street Armory
September 06, 2011 - 7:00 AM
The historic 41,000-square-foot armory on Marshall Street will open its doors for the compassionate work of several nonprofits
GM Sales Strong, Lansing Reaping Rewards
September 01, 2011 - 11:19 PM
GM reports US sales up in August 18 percent compared to last August. Lansing-made cars are selling especially well.
New golf course in DeWitt Township labor of love for father, son
September 01, 2011 - 8:30 AM
A nearly two-decade labor of love will come to fruition Friday when what will eventually be Michigan's first 12-hole golf course opens.
Plan to Revitalize Lansing's Downtown
August 31, 2011 - 8:15 PM
The City of Lansing and Davenport University have proposed a land swap to promote economic growth.
Delta Dental expands its Okemos headquarters
August 27, 2011 - 12:04 PM
Local dental insurer celebrates its employees and expansion.
The Purple Carrot truck wins America's Favorite Vegetarian Food Truck
August 24, 2011 - 10:29 AM
Lansings own Purple Carrot Truck wins in nationwide poll.
5 Greater Lansing Companies make the Inc. 5000 List
August 24, 2011 - 9:22 AM
The Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Companies List features 5 Lansing-area companies.
Okemos company to acquire Ind. firm
August 23, 2011 - 9:00 PM
Sircon Corp. of Okemos will acquire a part of New York-based Kaplan Inc.
Hawk Island Park takes part in Coca Cola's My Favorite Park Competition
August 22, 2011 - 1:36 PM
Lansing's own Hawk Island Park is up against many others in this second annual voting competition.
Michigan Biotechnology Institute awarded $4.3M grant for biofuel development
August 17, 2011 - 2:45 PM
Energy is on the verge of change, and the Michigan Biotechnology Institute is on the cutting edge of how that change will take place.
Sleeping Bear Dunes Voted 'Most Beautiful Place in America'
August 17, 2011 - 8:30 AM
Sleeping Bear Dunes won the title of "Good Morning America's" Most Beautiful Place in America.
Charlotte-based AL!VE project taking shape
August 14, 2011 - 10:24 AM
When AL!IVE opens this fall it will offer two outdoor courtyards, a multi-purpose gym, physical and occupational therapy.
Whats next for Red Cedar golf course?
August 13, 2011 - 10:43 PM
A vision for the former Red Cedar Golf Course is not an overgrown field but a vibrant park, a place where people walk their dogs or ride bicycles along the riverfront.
Passport to Adventure to Celebrate Young Students' Accomplishments
August 12, 2011 - 8:45 AM
Keep Learning...Our Future Depends On It is happy to reward students for continuing their education through the Passport program.
Alaiedon Township brain rehab facility to treat local veterans
August 11, 2011 - 11:57 PM
A local brain injury rehabilitation facility is one of 21 nationwide selected to treat veterans suffering from traumatic brain injuries
Allen Neighborhood Center to expand into 5,000 sq ft Food Resource Center
August 10, 2011 - 10:24 AM
The Allen Neighborhood Center has plans in the works to transform the Allen Street Farmers Market.
Putting Greater Lansing to Work
August 09, 2011 - 11:36 AM
According to Doug Stites, CEO of Capital Area Michigan Works!, “The jobless rate has been improving year over year, both in the state and in our region.
Pure Michigan expands into Lansing area
August 07, 2011 - 4:35 PM
The popular Pure Michigan campaign advertisements will come to Spartan Stadium on Sept. 2
Michigan Flyer could expand bus routes
August 04, 2011 - 2:45 PM
Michigan Flyer customers potentially will have twice as many opportunities to catch a bus in East Lansing come fall.
Sweetie-Licious Bakery Cafe Wins Top Award from Modern Baking Magazine
August 03, 2011 - 2:13 PM
Sweetie-licious Bakery Café was one of only two bakeries across the country that received Modern Baking Magazine’s 2011 “Leadership Award for Merchandising”
Jazz fest brings lively music to Old Town
August 03, 2011 - 11:48 AM
Lansing's 17th annual JazzFest returns Friday, bringing two days of lively jazz music to the heart of Old Town.
Fun at the Maker Faire at Henry Ford museum in Dearborn
July 31, 2011 - 12:54 PM
Whether they came with a jar of pickles or a massive fire-breathing dragon, creators of all types gathered Saturday for Detroit Maker Faire at the Henry Ford.
Local Startup-GiftZip, Sold to global firm
July 29, 2011 - 10:03 PM
Local entrepreneur Sam Hogg has sold his electronic gift card website to a global firm.
New Westside Farmers' Market brings walkable food options to residents
July 27, 2011 - 11:38 AM
Until now, residents of Lansing's Westside could only access fresh fruits and vegetables one way: by getting in the car.
Feeding the Craving: Lansing's New Food Trucks
July 20, 2011 - 12:45 AM
You've probably heard rumors of a new kind of truck in town. But it's not a new design from one of the big three. These are big, roomy trucks with additions like blenders, stoves, and refrigerators.
Ingham County Land Bank rolls out PROP program to spur housing rehabs
July 15, 2011 - 11:30 AM
Even more foreclosed properties are in a position to be rehabbed after the Ingham County Land Bank’s announcement this week of a new program. PROP, or the Property Rehab and Ownership Program, will allow for properties to be renovated by community members and contractors under the Land Bank’s guidelines.
Volunteer Career Networking Group helps 100 jobs seekers find local jobs in first year
July 13, 2011 - 12:00 AM
When Lisa Wiley Parker moved to Michigan with her husband and children, she intended to spend some time away from her career as a job recruiter as a stay-at-home mom.
Celebrating Film in Lansing
July 13, 2011 - 12:00 AM
There is film in Lansing. Or rather, there was this past April when the first ever Capital City Film Festival was held. Putting on a brand new event can be a challenge, especially one with events in six venues over four days, all in downtown Lansing.
Ottawa Street Power Station Wins National Architecture and Engineering Award
July 11, 2011 - 12:00 AM
The Ottawa Street Power Station project in Lansing, Mich., has earned national recognition in the 2011 Innovative Design.
Consumers Energy Foundation gives $1,925 in grants for volunteerism
July 10, 2011 - 12:34 PM
The Consumers Energy Foundation has awarded $1,925 in grants to five organizations in Ingham County.
EcoTrek brings unique outdoor training opportunities to Lansing
June 15, 2011 - 12:00 AM
A new kind of fitness business is making its way to Lansing this month.
Change is Inevitable - Let's make the most of it
June 10, 2011 - 12:00 AM
This article from the Lansing Bureau of the Free Press... We've got to think, act positive .... is an interview of our new Gov as of Saturday. Dawson states in the very beginning, "... it's fair to say that most Michiganders care less about the words used to define the mission than they do about results."
Ele's Place to recharge Together Learning to Cope program with $5539 grant
June 08, 2011 - 12:00 AM
Ele’s Place has been known as a resource for grieving children and their families since the non-profit was established 20 years ago.
Patent on new hull technology to boost local pontoon boat company
June 08, 2011 - 12:00 AM
It was more than five years ago when Lansing’s Manitou Pontoon Boats rolled out the design for a revolutionary new pontoon hull design.
Journey to Jobs Event Free to Job Seekers
March 18, 2011 - 2:14 PM
2011 Creative Educators Summit Saturday, March 19
March 18, 2011 - 9:22 AM
Free event to discuss innovative practices for educators preparing students for the new economy
Leap announces 10 Next Bright Idea finalists
March 16, 2011 - 10:21 AM
Finalists to present to judges on March 24
Leap Unveils “Entrepreneurs’ Edge” Program
March 16, 2011 - 9:41 AM
E2 designed to help entrepreneurs of all stages take the next step
San Francisco based IT company locates to Greater Lansing; granted high-wage MEGA tax credit by MEDC
December 14, 2010 - 1:06 PM
Force by Design technical services company to invest $430,000 for new East Lansing office
Lansing Economic Area Partnership recognized for marketing efforts
December 13, 2010 - 10:00 AM
Mid-America Economic Development Council’s Annual Awards held last week
Second-annual Extreme Entrepreneurship Tour and Next Bright Idea looks to inspire high school and college students
November 10, 2010 - 9:00 AM
Both programs expanded this year to include area high school students
Greater Lansing area showcases entrepreneurship and innovation during month of November
October 28, 2010 - 11:30 AM
“Engaging Entrepreneurs and Igniting Innovation” Month-long series of events to help spur creative and innovative entrepreneurialism in area
Health benefits of Japanese soaking tub gaining popularity with athletes and general public
October 21, 2010 - 9:00 AM
Local entrepreneur, along with area football star, in the forefront of touting advantages
DeWitt Bakery Owner to Appear Live on Television in Detroit and Chicago
September 23, 2010 - 3:00 PM
Linda Hundt, owner of the national award-winning bakery, Sweetie-licious Bakery Café in DeWitt will appear live on FOX 2 News Detroit’s Sunday morning news segment
Leap, Inc. receives DELEG grant; sets stage for regional entrepreneur ecosystem
September 20, 2010 - 2:00 PM
Grant funding will assist in expanding entrepreneur ecosystem to support innovation in Greater Lansing
Leap, Inc Partners with Michigan State University’s Career Services for the Earn, Learn & Intern Career Fair
September 08, 2010 - 10:00 AM
Michigan State University’s Spartan Stadium houses internship career fair bringing thousands of students and hundreds of local employers
Business Accelerator Network for Southeast Michigan Announces Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition
August 24, 2010 - 10:00 AM
World’s largest business plan competition will offer more than $1 million in cash awards for the best and brightest new business concepts
Leap, Inc Announces Special Presentation about Inspiring and Engaging Youth and the Entrepreneurial Mindset, featuring Pulitzer nominee and “Who Owns the Icehouse” Author Clifton Taulbert
August 10, 2010 - 1:06 PM
“Who Owns The Icehouse?” Youth Entrepreneurship Initiative include partner organizations Kauffman Foundation and Entrepreneurial Learning Initiative (ELI)
Ingham County Land Bank efforts support Leap placemaking initiatives
June 28, 2010 - 4:00 PM
Regional program is valuable resource for improving rural and urban areas
Leap announces two additional team members to staff
June 22, 2010 - 3:00 PM
Previous CATA systems planner and former social media manager assume new posts
Leap welcomes Ray De Winkle as Senior Vice President of Global Business Development
June 01, 2010 - 1:33 PM
Former executive from Grand Rapids economic development group to assume new post
Greater Lansing Next Interactive Web Site Launched
May 20, 2010 - 12:00 AM
Leap welcomes Dru Mitchell as Director of Business Development
April 28, 2010 - 10:00 AM
Former Ingham County business retention consultant Mitchell to assume new post
Leap, Inc. partners with Shanghai EXPOsed for 2010 Shanghai World Expo
April 26, 2010 - 12:30 PM
Two MSU students will help Leap promote Greater Lansing in China
Leap Announces Reduction in Dues for Local Government Entities
April 22, 2010 - 3:00 PM
Investor restructuring approved by Leap Leadership
Greater Lansing 4 Google
March 24, 2010 - 1:33 PM
Google Greater Lansing 4 Google RFI submitted to Google
Extreme Entrepreneurs visit East Lansing
November 17, 2009 - 7:30 AM
Students turn to entrepreneurship to create lives of passion, purpose and prosperity
Leap, Inc Holds Open House
July 02, 2009 - 7:34 AM
LANSING, Mich. - The Lansing Economic Area Partnership (Leap, Inc.) will welcome more than 175 people to its new offices in downtown Lansing’s Stadium District Building today from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
21 Recognized for Community Contributions
June 11, 2009 - 7:32 AM
EAST LANSING, Mich. - Twenty-one local companies and community organizations were recognized today for their collaborations with Michigan State University that are working to advance economic development and quality of life in mid-Michigan.
Leap, Lansing Chamber form strategic alliance
February 25, 2009 - 7:31 AM
Lansing, Mich. - The Lansing Economic Area Partnership (Leap, Inc.) and the Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce (LRCC) today announced a strategic alliance between the two organizations that will allow them to maximize economic development opportunities for the Greater Lansing region.
Leap name Ferguson as new president & CEO
February 10, 2009 - 7:31 AM
Lansing, Mich. - Denyse Ferguson has been named president and CEO of the Lansing Economic Area Partnership (Leap, Inc.) effective immediately, Leap Chairman Joseph D. Reid announced at a Leap Board meeting on Tuesday.