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Tourism generates $472M, employs more than 6,000 in Greater Lansing
May 16, 2013 - 4:30 PM
CVB and Anderson Economic Group release new study with findings.
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.
HopCat brewpub gets final approval
April 02, 2013 - 9:43 PM
The new bar is scheduled to be built on the ground floor of The Residences in East Lansing.
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
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
Knapps project enters construction phase
December 05, 2012 - 2:34 PM
Iconic downtown building begins renovations.
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 FedEx facility to open in Delta Township
October 10, 2012 - 9:00 AM
147,00 sq ft distribution center to open in 2013
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
$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
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
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.
MSU, Sparrow Hospital announce research initiative
May 24, 2012 - 10:40 AM
New research initiative being launched to improve care.
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.
News from the Community Assistance Team (CATeam)
April 03, 2012 - 10:00 AM
A quarterly e-updated for communities and developers from the MEDC.
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.
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
Task force looking to boost GM ties
March 14, 2012 - 8:00 AM
Local group also plans to evaluate former plant sites
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...
Prima Civitas boosts Michgan industry with Turkish connections
February 29, 2012 - 12:03 PM
PCF and LEAP recently return from trade mission.
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.
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
Delta Township granted $180K, creates fire partnership
February 01, 2012 - 4:55 PM
Local municipality works to streamline public services
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
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
LEAP plans new focus on economic development
January 21, 2012 - 11:13 AM
Association to manage region's SmartZone
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
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
Plans for former BCBS site in East Lansing scaled back
December 19, 2011 - 7:38 AM
Pharmacy, hotel dropped from redevelopment site
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.
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 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Downtown Development: Developers looking for repeat success
September 26, 2011 - 7:00 AM
Midland looking to replicate downtown Lansing's success in revitalization.
Dan Redford: Governor Snyder Goes to China
September 23, 2011 - 12:03 PM
Article written by Dan Redford on the U.S. - China connection.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.