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Excellence in Project Work and Economic Equity Programming Awards from Economic Development Industry's Most Respected Governing Body [caption id="attachment_5679" align="alignright" width="443"] Gillespie Group President Pat Gillespie and MEDC Managing Director of Community Assistance Programs Sarah Rainero accept the gold award for Block600 in the Public-Private Partnerships...

Brownfield Plan Sent to City Council for Consideration LANSING, Mich. – A highly visible gateway property located on the newly established Saginaw Street corridor improvement authority (CIA), is moving closer toward redevelopment. The proposed Michigan Realtors® Headquarters redevelopment includes demolition of the existing functionally obsolete property...

Meridian Township welcomes new entertainment hot spot to former Younkers location LANSING, Mich. – Residents of the greater Lansing area looking to take a walk on the wild side can now experience go-karting, ax throwing, pocket soccer and more in Meridian Township. High Caliber Karting, which also...

$20 Million Investment Intends to Revive Building in the Heart of Downtown Lansing LANSING, Mich. – A pivotal property in the heart of downtown Lansing is moving toward redevelopment. The Farnum Building is located at 123 W. Allegan Street and was constructed in 1959. The building...

By Andi Crawford This article is an extended version of an op-ed published in the Lansing State Journal on May 30, 2019. Andi Crawford is Director of the Department of Neighborhoods and Citizen Engagement for the city of Lansing. Whether you call it the Rust Belt (a term that...