LEAP News

Young Entrepreneurs Compete For More Than $10,000 in Prize Money LANSING, Mich. – The Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP) invites young entrepreneurs and innovators to participate in the 4th Annual Lansing Youth Startup Expo, scheduled to take place on March 29, 2017 from 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m....

Sculpture by Emerging Artist Frank Balluff Funded by LEAP and PNC Foundation Public Art Grant LANSING, Mich. – The City of Charlotte unveiled a new sculpture funded by a Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP) and PNC Foundation Public Art for Communities Grant this afternoon. The sculpture is...

Investment Opportunity Provides Resources, Support, and Funding for Entrepreneurs LANSING, Mich. – Lansing PROTO, Michigan’s first and only physical product business accelerator program, is seeking applicants for the 2017 program. Lansing PROTO, is a Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP) initiative and subsidiary that supports physical product-based companies...

Applications Available for the Tri-County Area’s First Poet Laureate LANSING, Mich. – The Lansing Poetry Club, the RCAH Center for Poetry at Michigan State University and Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP) are seeking a Poet Laureate to engage the tri-county community in the literary arts. Applications for...

LEAP Welcomes New Director of Marketing, Communications, and Talent LANSING, Mich. – The Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP) is pleased to announce the addition of Victoria Meadows, Director of Marketing, Communications and Talent, to its staff.  Victoria began her career with LEAP on Tuesday, January 3, 2017. Victoria joins...

Mixed-Use Project to Redevelop Blighted Buildings and Create Permanent Jobs LANSING, Mich. – Mayor Virg Bernero and the Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP) announced a major new redevelopment project in the East Town region of Michigan Avenue to be completed by 2200 Block, LLC, an affiliate of...

LEAP welcomes new Tri-County Development & Placemaking Manager LANSING, Mich. – The Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP) is pleased to announce the addition of Josh Holliday, Tri-County Development & Placemaking Manager, to its staff.  Josh began his career with LEAP on Monday, December 19, 2016. Josh previously served as...

Approval of Brownfield Redevelopment Plan Makes Project Possible in Meridian Township LANSING, Mich. – The Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP) announces that the Ingham County Board of Commissioners has given final approval to the Brownfield Plan for “Elevation” at Okemos Pointe.  This project was previously approved by...

Abandoned State Warehouse Could Get New Lease on Life LANSING, Mich. – Mayor Virg Bernero, project developers and the Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP) today announced that a long vacant, multi-story building on the city’s Eastside is set to be rehabilitated and repurposed for commercial use. The...