LEAP News

New cheese and whey processing facilities in St. Johns receive key local and state approvals ST JOHNS, Mich. — Several key local and state approvals for two new world-class dairy processing facilities developing in St Johns were recently approved. Announced by LEAP on August 9, the...

LEAP is proud to congratulate Steve Willobee, COO of LEAP, on a new professional endeavor! Through a message from LEAP's President and CEO Bob Trezise, LEAP expressed gratitude for Willobee's many contributions over the course of his 6 years with LEAP: "I wanted to let you know...

#Penn4People Mural Exemplifies Collaborative Community-based Economic Development LANSING, Mich. – Lions, Tigers, and Bears, oh my! is a phrase that has taken a new turn on Pennsylvania Avenue near Potter Park Zoo in Lansing. Led through the Lansing Economic Area Partnership’s (LEAP) regional ENGAGE placemaking program, the...

Mayor Schor Unveils Recent Façade Improvement and Showcases Commercial Corridor Improvement Outside of the Downtown Area LANSING, Mich. – Lansing Mayor Andy Schor, the Lansing Economic Development Corporation (LEDC), and Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP) officially unveiled recent façade improvements to 1141 South Washington Avenue in...

Food Trucks, Music, and Art to Liven Lansing River Trail LANSING, Mich. – The Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP), the Community Foundation, Greater Lansing Regional Prosperity Initiative, Tri-County Regional Planning Commission, The Rotary Foundation, Michigan Realtors Association, and the Lansing Entertainment and Public Facilities Authority (LEPFA)...

LANSING, Mich. – The City of Lansing, the Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP), and Macritchie Storage are pleased to announce the Grand Opening Celebration of a newly remodeled building at 506 S Hosmer Street in Lansing. The facility has been transformed into CubeSmart Self-Storage, which...

Charlotte, Lansing, and Mason Receive Grants Aimed at Attracting and Retaining Talent LANSING, Mich. – The Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP) was joined at their REO Town office today by representatives from partner PNC Foundation, LEAP’s Placemaking Committee, and the regional community to announce the 2018 Public Art...

New Virtual Framework to Expand Access to Key Fashion Programming LANSING, Mich. – The Runway is excited to announce its new phase of virtual accelerator programming, “Accelerating the Runway,” an intense eight-week course pairing fashion entrepreneurs with experts and mentors to quickly elevate their fashion startup. The...

Designation Increases Economic Investment Opportunities  LANSING, Mich. – The U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service announced the approval of new Opportunity Zone designations Monday, including within nine communities across the Tri-County region. Opportunity Zones, established through the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act...