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Approval by Michigan Strategic Fund Board Positions $8M Mixed-use Development To Commence LANSING, Mich. – Just a short block from the state Capitol building, the City of Lansing and representatives from the Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP), today celebrated a major step forward in redeveloping the...

Michigan Strategic Fund Board Approval Prepares Project For Groundbreaking EAST LANSING, Mich. – East Lansing’s Center City District development project took another step forward yesterday morning, with approval of incentives by the Michigan Strategic Fund Board (MSF) made available by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC). Following...

LEAP Staff Recognized for Dedication to Advancing The Economic Development Profession LANSING, Mich. – The Michigan Economic Developers Association (MEDA) held its Annual Conference last week. The theme of this year’s meeting was “CONNECT: People. Ideas. Solutions.” which let economic developers know the connections that are...

Community Partners Leveraged LEAP’s ENGAGE Placemaking Pilot Program to Bring Public Art Installation by Lansing-based Artist to Lansing River Trail LANSING, Mich. – This afternoon, the Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP) and Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero unveiled a new public art installation generously funded by the Greater...

City to Fund $140,000 for Arts and Culture LANSING, Mich. — The City of Lansing, Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP), and the Arts Council of Greater Lansing are pleased to announce the First Impressions Program. This new program (formerly the City of Lansing Sense of Place in...

Cameron Tool Expansion to Create New Skilled Trades Jobs and Increased Support for Locally Growing Tool and Die Industry LANSING, Mich. – The City of Lansing and the Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP) announced the expansion of long-time Lansing tool and metal die manufacturer Cameron Tool today....

City Seeks to Improve Non-Downtown Commercial Corridors With Façade Grants LANSING, Mich. – Today, the City of Lansing announced a new matching grant opportunity for commercial, mixed-use, and office spaces outside of the downtown area. The Targeted Façade Improvement Matching Grant Program will provide up to...