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Coalition awarded $500,000 for economic development projects, LEAP approves 22 projects already across the region LANSING, Mich. – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that the Lansing Regional Brownfields Coalition, led by LEAP on behalf of the City of Lansing and its regional partners, has...

LANSING, Mich. – After welcoming seven new members to the LEAP Board of Directors in 2016, LEAP announced today that Eaton Federal Savings Bank will join LEAP’s Board for the 2016 year. Led by president, Timothy Jewell, Eaton Federal Savings Bank was founded in Charlotte in...

LANSING, Mich. – The Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP) and Spartan Innovations hosted the first Hatching monthly business pitch competition of 2016 on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016 at Dublin Square in East Lansing. Local entrepreneurs and supporters attended the event to network and to cheer...

French company expands to Michigan with assistance from LEAP  LANSING, Mich. – Janny MT and JMT US have joined the MI Food Innovation District thanks to assistance from the Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP). JMT US, a branch of French-based company Janny MT, has launched its Michigan based...

More than 250 people attend Hatching Finale to support entrepreneurs  LANSING, Mich. – The Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP) and Spartan Innovations hosted the Hatching Finale, called “Hatched” on Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015 at University Club of MSU in Lansing. More than 250 people came to see...

LANSING, Mich. – As of 8:00 a.m. this morning, the demolition of the former Story Oldsmobile facility on Michigan Avenue was underway.  The deconstruction of the Story buildings is the next step in the $77 million SkyVue on Michigan project, following months of work and cooperation between...

Initiative Kicks Off with Education Series, and presents first annual Regional Diversity Star Award to Accident Fund Holdings, Inc.  LANSING, Mich. – Diversity Lansing, a LEAP0-led initiative, is officially underway with the launch of the 2015-2016 Diversity Education Series, which took place on Wednesday, November 18,...

LANSING, Mich. – This week, the regional economic development agency, LEAP will welcome experienced leader in international business, Brent Case, to its business attraction unit.  Brent Case will be responsible for leading LEAP’s national and international business attraction activities on behalf of the Lansing region. Brent brings...

LANSING, Mich. – This week at the Michigan Economic Developers Association’s (MEDA) Annual Conference at Shanty Creek Resorts, LEAP will be awarded one of the 10th Annual MEDA Marketing Competition awards for The LEAP Weekly video newsletter. The LEAP Weekly is compilation of a video...

LANSING, MI – A recent report named the Lansing MSA as leading region in the country for quality of education and attainment gap across the nation. The study defines quality of education by public school system rankings, average quality of universities, and the per capita number of enrolled...