LEAP News

City Seeks to Improve Non-Downtown Commercial Corridors With Façade Grants LANSING, Mich. – Today, the City of Lansing announced a new matching grant opportunity for commercial, mixed-use, and office spaces outside of the downtown area. The Targeted Façade Improvement Matching Grant Program will provide up to...

Board of Water & Light Installed LED Lighting Turned On LANSING, Mich. – The community gathered Tuesday evening to be present for the official unveiling of the decorative LED lighting underneath the US-127 bridge overpass along the Michigan Avenue corridor. The lights, which illuminate the bridge in...

East Lansing City Council Votes to Move Center City District Development Forward EAST LANSING, Mich. – In a pivotal move to transform downtown East Lansing for generations to come, the East Lansing City Council voted to move forward with the Center City District development Tuesday evening, approving...

TheraB Medical to Advance to National Semifinal Round LANSING, Mich. – The Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP) is excited to announce the winner of the local InnovateHER business pitch competition, TheraB Medical. LEAP partnered with the Lansing area Tech Thursday networking group to host a local event in conjunction...

Escapade VR the Newest Business to be “Hatched” Through LEAP LANSING, Mich. – The Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP) is excited to announce the winner of the May Hatching event, Andrez Chuney with his idea Escapade VR. Escapade VR is an app that allows students to job...

Runway Alumnus Gains National Recognition While New Tenants Increase Opportunities for Regional Fashion Industry LANSING, Mich. – The Runway is pleased to announce the addition of five new fashion designers to the incubator, and some major accomplishments of a Runway alumnus. The Runway Lansing, funded by the...

Lansing Poet Laureate to engage tri-county community in the literary arts  LANSING, Mich. – The Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP), the RCAH Center for Poetry at Michigan State University, and the Lansing Poetry Club, are proud to announce the appointment of Dennis Hinrichsen as the inaugural Lansing...

*Updated Release* $107,000 Crowdfunded Under the Bridge Project to be Completed This Summer LANSING, Mich. - Note: Listed in paragraph 7 below, are donors who contributed at the $1,000 level or above. We wish to thank and acknowledge donors of all levels, whose contributions have helped bring this...

Three communities work to retain and attract talent through placemaking grants LANSING, Mich. – The Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP) announced a new round of Public Art for Communities grant recipients today, adding three communities to the growing list of municipalities participating in the LEAP Public Art...