LEAP Welcomes New Business Development Project Coordinator

LANSING, MI – This week, the regional economic development agency, LEAP welcomed a new Project Coordinator to the Business Development team. Gabriela Allum will support the team in a number of ways including oversight and administration of economic development programs and incentives for potential projects and projects under development for the City of Lansing and the region. Funding for Gabriela’s position comes from an increase in the City of Lansing contract for services with LEAP.

Prior to joining LEAP full time, Gabriela served as the Business Incubation apprentice, supporting the New Economy division at LEAP by working directly with the Technology Innovation Center and Runway business incubators to grow the incubators themselves and support the tenant companies.

“In this role, I will be taking on a new set of responsibilities and projects that will support the City’s growth. I am enthusiastic to be given the opportunity to expand my knowledge of community development and happy to be welcomed by LEAP,” said Gabriela Allum, Project Coordinator for LEAP.

“Gabriela will be a strong asset to the LEAP team and will help us provide support for the economic development projects that are taking place within the City and those that are under development,” said Bob Trezise, President and CEO of LEAP. “This position is new to LEAP and we are excited to utilize Gabriela’s strong business acumen and eager-to-learn attitude to streamline LEAP’s project process and create more jobs and investment within the City.”

Gabriela is a graduate of Michigan State University, receiving her bachelor of arts in psychology and human capital in December 2014.


About LEAP

The Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP) is a coalition of area leaders partnering to build a stronger community for all—working every day to grow, retain and attract business.