LEAP News

LEAP Welcomes New Tri-County and Placemaking Manager LANSING, Mich. – The Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP) is pleased to announce the addition of Dillon Rush, current Executive Director of CharlotteRising, to the LEAP team. Rush has accepted a position as LEAP’s Tri-County and Placemaking Manager, a...

One of the Fastest Growing Manufacturers in Turkey Launching US Operations LANSING, Mich. – The Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP) was joined by the City of Lansing in announcing the new distribution operations of Norm Fasteners, a U.S. subsidiary of Norm Group. Norm Fasteners will be chiefly...

Applications open for insurance technology business startups to receive investment, mentorship and resources during 2019 program LANSING, Mich. – The Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP), together with key industry leaders Delta Dental and Farm Bureau Insurance have launched a new insurtech accelerator program, PROTO InsurTech, to inspire and...

Addition of Shiawassee County to the Lansing/East Lansing MSA Tips Regional Population Beyond the Half-Million Mark LANSING, Mich. – The United States Office of Management and Budget issued a memo on September 14, 2018 announcing the addition of Shiawassee County to the Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)...

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...