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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...

Partnership is the key to innovation, and PROTO Accelerator has successfully partnered with brilliant and creative minds across Michigan. One of those minds is Tino Breithaupt, senior strategic advisor-corporate relations for business development at the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC). As an invaluable partner to...

Why mentors and innovation are a strong combination. 2020 forced nearly every industry to move beyond business as usual and, instead, innovate to better serve consumers. For early-stage startups, access to an experienced mentor can be the second mate that guides the ship through the...

As it’s program grows, PROTO hopes to gain participation from a diverse collection of industry players. PROTO Accelerator’s newly expanded Corporate Innovation Platform instills a culture of innovation within corporations across Michigan in multiple industry segments. PROTO Accelerator will focus on a variety of tech industries...

And how you can weave them into planning and goal-setting. Businesses are analyzing and expanding their strategies to prepare for the new year while also searching for stability amid lingering uncertainty from 2020. In either case, it’s becoming increasingly challenging to plan for the future. Many...

LEAP Helps Land Leading Building Products Company in Delta Township [caption id="attachment_4192" align="alignleft" width="300"] Cameron Ashley has established a new Michigan distribution center at 3524 S. Canal Street in Delta Township.[/caption] Cameron Ashley Building Products, Inc. (Cameron Ashley), a leading distributor of specialty building products, will open...

Regional Geographic Distribution, Economic Impact and Inclusion-Minded Process Drove Complex Grant Awards Following a statewide announcement from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), the Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP) is announcing 412 small businesses and nonprofits from across Clinton, Eaton and Ingham counties have been selected...