LEAP News

Olivet College & LEAP Partner to hold student startup event  EAST LANSING, Mich. – This week, Spiked Bean Exchange, an Olivet College student-created business, took home the top prize at the Launching. The Launching is similar to the Hatching event and offers the opportunity for Olivet...

LANSING, Mich. – A recent report released by Nationwide named the Lansing - East Lansing MSA 9th in the United States for growth in housing health and 3rd most improved overall in fourth quarter 2015. The report, Nationwide’s Health of Housing Markets Report, utilized data from four categories to...

LANSING, Mich. – A recent report released by Livibility.com named Lansing, MI as the 2nd Best City for African Americans. Livability.com used the percentage of African American residents, income equality, percentage of African American homeowners, percentage of new African American residents as a few of the criteria...

Coalition awarded $500,000 for economic development projects, LEAP approves 22 projects already across the region LANSING, Mich. – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that the Lansing Regional Brownfields Coalition, led by LEAP on behalf of the City of Lansing and its regional partners, has...

LANSING, Mich. – After welcoming seven new members to the LEAP Board of Directors in 2016, LEAP announced today that Eaton Federal Savings Bank will join LEAP’s Board for the 2016 year. Led by president, Timothy Jewell, Eaton Federal Savings Bank was founded in Charlotte in...

LANSING, Mich. – The Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP) and Spartan Innovations hosted the first Hatching monthly business pitch competition of 2016 on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016 at Dublin Square in East Lansing. Local entrepreneurs and supporters attended the event to network and to cheer...

French company expands to Michigan with assistance from LEAP  LANSING, Mich. – Janny MT and JMT US have joined the MI Food Innovation District thanks to assistance from the Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP). JMT US, a branch of French-based company Janny MT, has launched its Michigan based...

More than 250 people attend Hatching Finale to support entrepreneurs  LANSING, Mich. – The Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP) and Spartan Innovations hosted the Hatching Finale, called “Hatched” on Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015 at University Club of MSU in Lansing. More than 250 people came to see...

LANSING, Mich. – As of 8:00 a.m. this morning, the demolition of the former Story Oldsmobile facility on Michigan Avenue was underway.  The deconstruction of the Story buildings is the next step in the $77 million SkyVue on Michigan project, following months of work and cooperation between...

Initiative Kicks Off with Education Series, and presents first annual Regional Diversity Star Award to Accident Fund Holdings, Inc.  LANSING, Mich. – Diversity Lansing, a LEAP0-led initiative, is officially underway with the launch of the 2015-2016 Diversity Education Series, which took place on Wednesday, November 18,...