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Press Releases

LANSING, Mich. – The International Economic Development Council (IEDC) announced the winners of the Excellence in Economic Development awards at the IEDC Annual International Conference in Cleveland, OH.  The Outfield Redevelopment project received two prestigious awards this year. The Lansing Economic Development Corporation (LEDC) through...

LANSING, Mich. – Mayor Virg Bernero and LEAP announced today that two functionally obsolete buildings located on South Washington Avenue in REO Town are slated for redevelopment into mixed-use buildings featuring Blue Owl Coffee Co., Michigan Creative, as well as an additional restaurant concept. The developer,...

LANSING, Mich. – International luxury tea company, Newby Teas of London hosted an inaugural reception at the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum in East Lansing last night, welcoming over 100 regional leaders, industry professionals, and Michigan State University representatives. Raji Singh, Brand Ambassador, Newby Teas, (BA...

LANSING, Mich. – It was announced today that the Michigan Garment Industry Council (MGIC), which operates out of The Runway fashion and design incubator in downtown Lansing launched the Road 2 Retail program on Friday, June 3, for Michigan-based designers. The Road 2 Retail program is...

LANSING, Mich. – The Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP) is pleased to announce the addition of Joe Carr as the region’s new Startup Innovation Manager. Joe will work in LEAP’s New Economy Division, working closely with its Director Tony Willis. Joe replaces the position recently vacated...

LANSING, Mich. – The Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP) continues its regional direct foreign business attraction efforts by once again traveling to Italy to conduct several days of direct prospect visits, as well as nurturing the development of crucial, high-level relationships between Global Lansing leadership and...

Olivet College & LEAP Partner to hold student startup event  EAST LANSING, Mich. – This week, Spiked Bean Exchange, an Olivet College student-created business, took home the top prize at the Launching. The Launching is similar to the Hatching event and offers the opportunity for Olivet...

LANSING, Mich. – A recent report released by Nationwide named the Lansing - East Lansing MSA 9th in the United States for growth in housing health and 3rd most improved overall in fourth quarter 2015. The report, Nationwide’s Health of Housing Markets Report, utilized data from four categories to...

LANSING, Mich. – A recent report released by Livibility.com named Lansing, MI as the 2nd Best City for African Americans. Livability.com used the percentage of African American residents, income equality, percentage of African American homeowners, percentage of new African American residents as a few of the criteria...