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Lansing Poet Laureate to Engage Tri-County Community in the Literary Arts  [caption id="attachment_6286" align="alignright" width="330"] Newly appointed Lansing Poet Laureate Masaki Takahashi performing at The Poetry Room in Lansing, MI.[/caption] The Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP), the Residential College for Arts and Humanities (RCAH) Center for Poetry...

During my brief time with LEAP I have learned a lot about cooperatives and have met some great people who are passionate about what they do. My focus has been on the benefits of cooperatives. I had come into the project knowing very little about...

I am so grateful for this opportunity I have had with LEAP and I cannot believe it is coming to a close! I have learned so much about not only economic development, but also inclusive entrepreneurship and what it takes to run a successful program.    One of my main...

Konnech, Inc. to Create 51 New Tech Jobs at New East Lansing Location [caption id="attachment_5917" align="alignright" width="361"] Konnech will lease the second floor at 325 East Grand River Avenue in downtown East Lansing from MSU Foundation.[/caption] Today, Okemos-based premier software as a service (SaaS) provider Konnech, Inc....

I have learned so much thus far at LEAP! I have gotten the chance to meet and greet with various departments across LEAP to introduce myself, my role here at LEAP, and my goals going forward. We also discussed the broad and ever-changing topic of economic development. Most discussions have...

New One Million Sq. Ft. Facility to Create Over 500 Jobs in Lansing Region On Wednesday, Amazon.com, Inc. announced plans for significant growth across Michigan. The company plans to build its first mid-Michigan non-sortable item fulfillment center in Delta Township in 2022. The new facility surpasses...

Organizations can make ideation and progress actionable by measuring what they already have before creating something new. Innovation is an orientation toward progress and new ideas. But with a concept as abstract as innovation, working to improve your business’ performance can seem daunting. Tracking metrics...