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Delhi Township and Meridian Township Receive Public Art Grants to Enhance Business and Talent Attraction [caption id="attachment_5075" align="alignleft" width="214"] The Keeping Time Sculpture in Charlotte's Time Piece Park was funded in part by a 2018 LEAP Public Art for Communities Grant.[/caption] The Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP)...

Customer-Focused Personal Shopping Startup Fills Community Need LANSING, Mich. (Mar. 26, 2021) — Five budding female entrepreneurs pitched at the Lansing Economic Area Partnership’s (LEAP) March 11 virtual Hatching event, the quarterly pitch competition’s first event of 2021. March’s pitch lineup included an apparel and gift boutique...

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,...

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...

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...

Black-Owned Baby Food Startup Takes Top Prize at August 13 Hatching LANSING, Mich. – Five more aspiring entrepreneurs pitched at the Lansing Economic Area Partnership’s (LEAP) August 13 virtual Hatching event, bringing the series’ theme of resilience to life with their business ideas. This month’s ideas included...